For religious believers, the Irenaean theodicy would solve the problem of evil as it explains how both evil and suffering co-exist with God. However, there may be too many underlying problems with the theodicy, making it hard to convince some religious believers. For example, if God is said to be omnibenevolent, then surely he couldn’t have made such moral spiritual virtues inbuilt in his creation. Even if the Irenaean theodicy is believable, it can’t justify why God would allow such suffering in his world, and surely, he would enable his creations to learn such lessons in a far easier way. Additionally, it’s never justifiable to hurt anyone in order to help them, and so the Irenaean theodicy fails to defend God in the presence of evil.
Secular worldviews often see human relationships as self-serving with an ultimate goal of getting ahead of the other person for bettering on oneself. In contrast, a biblical worldview of human relationships seeks to serve others first and place God above all else. Romans 2:8 speaks on the ultimate fate for the “selfishly ambitious” who do not obey the Word of God. Throughout the Bible, there are several instances of the ultimate human relationship found in Scripture. For example, Mark 12:31 states, “ …’You shall love your neighbor as yourself,’” as Jesus’ proclamation of human relationships with one another and God.
An enormous amount of human pain arises from people’s inhumanity. The pain includes such major scourges such as poverty, oppression and persecution, was and all the injustice, indignity and inequalities that have occurred throughout history. The challenge of evil is that it challenges the belief in the existence of God. God is meant to be omnipotent and omnibenevolent and so suffering should not therefore exist. The fact that it does suggests that God is not omnibenevolent.
Because of Adam and Eve disobeying God they lost their original righteousness (disposition to do right) which has traveled down through the generations all the way to you and me. To “counteract” our sinful nature we must go through justification. When we trust Christ and establish a true working relationship with God and he declares us righteous and we express this faith in God, this is justification. It’s not just saying the words and continuing as you were before, you must feel it in your heart and soul and with Christ’s help we can overcome sin and temptation. Romans 8:4, 5 states “in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
God being omnipotent means that he can do anything which means he could have created a world free from evil. The idea of God being Omniscient means he has complete knowledge which again suggests that he should know how to stop evil. And God is also seen as Omnibenevolent which means he is all loving, if this is the case how does he allow his creation to suffer, she should desire to stop evil. The evidential problem of evil is the fact that God’s existence is incompatible with Evil. Augustine’s theodicy responds to the evidential problem of evil, it is based on the book ‘Genesis world made perfectly by
Also, because of Mr. Hooper’s belief in predestination, the belief that an elect group of people are selected by God to go to Heaven, his sins do not matter. If he is chosen as one of the elect, his sins cannot send him to Hell. If he is not chosen as an elect, his sins do not make things any worse for him than they already are: “Realizing that he can never be certain whether God has elected or damned him taints a clear and uncomplicated view of worldly and spiritual things”
We were put here to take care of all things created by God. Both Christians and Muslims were given a woman to be fruitful and multiply keeping Gods creation of man on earth. Both religions teach it is better to help others then to always seek rewards for self. God will bless those who put others before themselves. Christians and Muslims believe all humans are born sinless, but human weakness leads to sin.
Lewis then goes on to say that we cannot simply do it on our own strength but to go to God for our strength. I feel like this plays a huge part in our society. With everyone around us telling us that men always think this way we feel like there is no way around it and that it is natural. But when we start saying that we don’t always think like that I think strength will come from that and we can overcome
A good god would not punish his people God gives us rules and regulations as an act of love and concern for humanity as he wants to guide us to live our lives in a good way. In the same way a concerned parent sets down rules for their child and punishes them if they disobey them, God also punishes his creations if they disobey his rules so they learn from their mistakes and never do it again yet he rewards those so they know when do to right. In conclusion I believe that a God that would
He lived His life sin free then died on the cross for our sins. We will have a better resurrection then any other religion will have. Another theme is Jesus is our great High Priest, he is superior to all other earthly priests, he is sinless and the Son of God and his teachings and way to follow is what others should strive to do to see the word of God and the light. One other theme is we learn that God now speaks through His son, Jesus and the words and teachings he presents and shows is the word of God, his faith and blessings. We look upon Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith and we