This is an aspect of moral evil as Adam influenced it himself and this is believed to have been passed down to all humans which allows us to have evil characteristics within our natures. However, Christians also believe that “good” people are rewarded in the afterlife, and people who have behaved badly are punished. Justice is not always served in this lifetime so people now believe it must be served in the afterlife, therefore suggesting that there is an afterlife and a part of us goes to it to be rewarded. This would suggest that the statement is wrong as theories of life after death do allow belief that there is a solution for the problem of evil. It also suggest that more people might strive to do the right things in life so that they get rewarded in the afterlife, this would also cut the crime rates and make people better and more virtuous.
God eventually talks to Job making it clear that his actions need no explanation. The book of Job brings up the ever-present question of why bad things happen to good people and answers that question by saying God is above justice. When Job’s friends — Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar — hear of his calamity, they come to visit him and begin to argue their “theology” to him. Their theology is that a man’s suffering is always the result of his personal sin. Further, the more one has sinned, the greater one will suffer.
Once a person has served the sentence for his or her crime they should be allowed to become productive members of society. However, there should be rules and requirements put into place for the individuals, it should not disenfranchise them completely. Speaking from experience it was hard being released from the Penal System. Gash 2 A lot of companies will not hire felons, different apartment complexes will not allow felons to rent housing nor will certain parts of the government give assistance regardless of the rehabilitations that has been acquired. Being released to Charleston, S.C., in 2008; I was given the right to vote.
What seems incomprehensible to reason is why God, an almighty and good being, would let Satan freely oppress Job, an innocent man. Despite the loss of his livestock and children, Job still displayed confidence in God’s will even though his gracious creator had let him suffer for no apparent reason. Disappointed and beaten, Satan, requests God to let him test Job once more. To let Job suffer in the first place seems unrighteous, however, God allows him to be tested again, even though Job still remained faithful to God after losing his children and means of living. In his second trial, huge and painful sores spread over Job’s body, but he continues to be loyal to God, in spite of his own wife suggesting to curse God for his suffering.
In a world that is filled with such things as hate, war, terrorists, genocide, starvation, etc., goodness can be challenging. I believe that all too often we think of being good as a list of things we mustn’t do, but to be our brother’s keeper goes above and beyond that concept. It means, as the Bible says, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” I believe “neighbor” means all human beings. The people of Le Chambon believed that too, they carried out both the positive and negative moral injunctions. Most people will never have to face the same challenges as the people of Le Chambon, but still, it’s a core part of what it means to be morally responsible.
So if you keep saying, “Oh i’m a sinner, I’m a sinner.. I need Jesus (or whoever) blah blah blah”, you need to stop. Because continuing in that “sinful” cycle is a benefit to no one. In order to move on in life, one must hold no regrets, but before doing so, at least understand what was causing you to act a certain way. And by being forgiving to yourself and making amends for your wrongdoings, you can easily move on in your life.
Job 4: 7-21 is taken from Eliphaz’s speech to Job. After undergoing immense suffering for no apparent reason, Job curses his life and birth and seeks comfort from his friends. Although Job is a good and holy man, Eliphaz states that suffering is the result of sin. He is implying that Job’s suffering is a result of a sinful life, although we already know the true reason for his pains. In verse 7, “Think now, who that was innocent ever perished, or were the upright cut off?”, Eliphaz basically says that the good do not suffer.
Disobedience: A Double Edged Sword Somebody once said: "Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust." Ever since the human race fell into his first sin, man has been rebelling against immoral obedience and. However, the first steps of transforming into a full human began with a simple step of disobedience and with it came the responsibility for one’s own acts. Nowadays, our society raises us to believe that obedience is good and disobedience is bad.
What was jobs response? All of their points of view were that he was guilty of some sin and that God was not pleased with him (p.295). Eliphaz felt like Job brought trouble on himself, Bildad felt like anyone that pursues wickedness (like Job) shouldn’t be surprised of the punishment it brings, and Zophar stated that Job was getting what was no less can be reasonably expected (p.295). Jobs response to their entire verdict was that he was not guilty of any of their accusations; therefore he was going to wait on the Lord to vindicate him out of it all. (p. 296).
People wish they could be more like him, fearless to challenge those they feel act wrongly. Personally, when I witness behavior that defies social norms, I think to myself “what would Larry David do”? That is because when it comes to social norms, Larry David is the perfect man to expose why it is important not to break them. A typical person who hasn’t been exposed to Larry David’s ideology may not think much of the young, naïve line cutters from 1st grade. However, the episode “Vow of Silence” shows exactly why those line cutters should not be given