The consequences of the sin of Adam, was that all humans and angels fell and became separate from God and Adam’s sin is seminally present in all humanity, because we all originate from him. Also because of the angelic fall, natural evil was created because of the disharmony created in nature from some Angels going against God .Augustine says that the only solution to come back to God and remove original sin is to follow Christianity. This is where humans have a choice to accept Christ and God or reject it, this is a soul deciding choice. If humans choose to reject Christ then they will go to Hell and are morally evil because they have a lack of good in them to follow Christ. If humans choose to follow Christ they will go to heaven.
In this essay I will be explaining the problem of evil, the types of evil, Irenaeus’ idea on immature beings and Augustine’s theodicy of free will. Augustine in his ‘confessions’ defined the problem of evil. ‘Either God cannot abolish evil, or he will not; if he cannot then he is not all-powerful; if he will not then he is not all good’. His assumption is that a good God would eliminate evil as far as it is possible, because if he is omnipotent then all evil should be eliminated, but evil exists so why does God allow it? David hum in ‘Dialogues concerning Natural Religion’ argues that either God is not omnipotent, or God is not omnibenevolent, or evil does not exist.
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. We can interpret the meaning of this in two ways. One, heaven and hell. He could be trying to say that those who are innocent, good, and faithful to God will not perish and shall be rewarded in heaven, while those who sin will be damned. If this was the intended meaning behind Eliphaz’s words then he was indeed correct, but more than likely he was talking about earthly punishment.
My view on why god allows evil is that he does allow evil simply because of free will. I believe this because god is all-knowing he knows our next move but he gives us free will to choose evil from good or vice versa, but natural evil people wonder why god would allow this and simply I will state why. There are two kinds of evil in the world: moral and natural; both appear to exist in abundance. Moral evils are those evils that are freely inflicted upon humankind by humankind: Larson, adultery, murder, theft, etc. ; they result from the choices of free will.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a grave sin separates man from communion with God and causes eternal punishment, and therefore prevents salvation. If one gives to charity with an eager heart, following penance, he/she is then cleansed of eternal punishment, and therefore reconnected with God. Furthermore, Catholics believe that purification can happen on earth or in purgatory (370). This would explain why Good Deeds can go beyond the grave. In the play donating to charity is given as a way of releasing the sinner from the grasp of Satan; this idea is consistent with the bible teaching that greed/wealth prevents man from entering heaven (Mar 10:25).
Justice in Genesis The ultimate story of betrayal, brought on by the root of all good. Were Adam and Eve set up to do wrong, and in doing that was God wrong? Depicting the root of good and bad, who and where does it lead us to. Why would God place the forbidden tree in the center, in sense tormenting and bribing the others with its goods? What would be considered right in this story, God’s side or Adam and Eve?
Reflection Paper 1: Sin Nature and Prophecy Fulfilled February 13, 2014 This paper will be my reflection of our sinful nature and the fulfilled prophecy. Sinful nature is something we are born with, everyone is guilty of sin at birth. Fulfilled prophecy is one of the strongest arguments for the Christians that God is real because no man can tell the future. Sinful nature is essentially the desire to do evil. 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.
Hell: Hell is supposed to be a place where there is no god, a place of torture and torment, dark and fire. Christians say you go there if you reject god or have sinned; only bad people go there. The original sin is the sin that Adam and Eve brought into the world when they disobeyed god and ate from ‘the tree of the knowledge of good and evil’ in ‘the Garden of Eden’ that he told them not to. This resulted in sin being brought into the world and Adam and Eve being expelled from the garden. No longer would it be easy to harvest fruit.
This is because they believe that God created every person the same and we should keep it that way, no matter what crime they have committed, otherwise we could be seen as disobeying God’s wishes. Some Christians may disagree with this quote as they may believe that if someone has not treated society in the correct way they should be treated differently to everyone else. ‘Do unto others as you would have them do to you.’ (Luke- New Testament) This means that you should treat everyone else as you would like to be treated. Therefore some Christians may say that because most criminals have not treated others well they have not followed the Bible and gone against God, meaning they should not be treated the same as everyone else. Other Christians, like Quakers, may agree with this quote as they believe that everyone has equal rights and no one is the leader, this is because God created everyone the same.
This was the first sin and is now a part of everyone thus creating the initial need for people to accept Jesus Christ and to repent for their sins. However, most people will agree that newborn infants are innocent and if they were to die at a young age they would not be cast into hell. Puritans also believed that no world ritual or prayer will ensure salvation or God’s response (limited atonement). This is different from today’s view that if you accept Jesus Christ into your heart, pray, and try to follow God’s commandments then you have a good chance of escaping the fires of hell. The last of the three basic tenets was that God has chosen his elect before they are born (predestination).