The bible does not give an exhaustive list of ways that god uses evil for his good purposes, but some of the ways include displaying his grace and justice, judging evil, saving sinners, shocking sinners so that they will repent, disciplining christians, and vindicating himself. In order for our kids to engage with a secular world on this issue, they need an extrabiblical understanding of how it can logically be possible for god and evil to co-exist that's what this post was about. The problem of evil is the most serious problem in the world and the one serious objection to the existence of god when saint thomas aquinas wrote his great summa theologica, he could find only two objections to the existence of god, even though he tried to list at least three objections to every. The problem of evil has long been a stumbling block we know that god is good and that he is all-powerful yet we also know that evil exists a good and loving god would not want evil to exist an all-powerful god would be able to eradicate evil so we sense that we are left with a contradiction. But from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die genesis 3:7-19 then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
But you can't compromise between good and evil and now people look at the other side as a completely different kind of animal and say, 'they are taking the country down the road to purgatory' it's complete intolerance. Regardless of the details of these alternatives, the fact remains that all they need to do in order to rebut the logical problem of evil is to describe a logically possible way that god and evil can co-exist. God and evil cannot peacefully coexist unlike eastern religions and the new age movement, god is separate and distinct from the world he is not part of the world. Problem of evil quotes quotes tagged as problem-of-evil (showing 1-16 of 16) it is straightforward—and never mind, for now, about plagues and famines: if god existed, and if he cared for humankind, he would never have given us religion.
2 the bible also states that god is loving 3 in fact, the bible indicates that god is love 4 the bible also indicates that god is perfect 5 so, we can agree that the first statement is a correct interpretation of what the bible says about the characteristics of god. People are frightened and they need to understand god will help them if they will pray and seek his face and his will then we need to expand our thinking and realize the arabs, the chinese, the jews, need jesus. This argument about god and the possibility of evil has been disputed by theists such as alvin plantinga, who do not hold that god's existence implies the existence of a maximally good world, but do hold that god seeks to create as good a world as he can. But when they believed philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of god and the name of jesus christ, they were baptized, both men and women simon himself believed and was baptized and he followed philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
An initial response to this claim can simply be, how can the atheist or non-christian say god is harsh, brutal, and evil when they deny the bible, the very book that defines harsh, brutal, and evil. The professor answered, if god created everything, then god created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are, then god is evil the student became quiet before such an answer. Evil isn't a element, that could be a depiction of acts mankind became into created in gods photograph in that they love, have thoughts, are smart, are appreciative, etc.
One discussion under the title of the problem of evil prompted me to raise this point with you: if evil exists and god created everything then by inference god created evil christianity teaches that god who is all-powerful and all-loving created the universe. Evil and god can indeed co-exist, because through the essence of god and his objective moral standards and duties, we can walk more closely in the footsteps of jesus, mitigating the evil both within and outside of us. When they refused to acknowledge god, he abandoned them to their evil minds and let them do things that should never be done their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, fighting, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.
They became like god in that they now realized what evil was truly like the serpent's deception in the garden had included a grain of truth satan told eve, god knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like god, knowing good and evil (genesis 3:5. Chapter iii the decrees of god i definition of decrees by the decrees of god we mean that eternal plan by which god has rendered certain all the events of the universe, past, present, and future. How can they hold in tension the existence of god and of evil believers affirm the existence of a being who is good and almighty they say: 'witness the beauty of nature, the wonder of the cosmos, the goodness of so many people, the existence of love in the world.
However, evil is not really a created thing you can't see, touch, feel, smell or hear evil it is not one of the fundamental forces of physics, nor does it consist of matter, energy, or the spatial dimensions of the universe still, skeptics like to claim that god created evil and cite the bible to prove their point. For god knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like god, knowing good and evil genesis 2:9 esv / 7 helpful votes helpful not helpful and out of the ground the lord god made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The holocaust made many jewish and non-jewish people question how god can exist with such evil and suffering present in the world the living conditions of the holocaust alone were enough evil to question if god existed, but the mass murder that also took place during the holocaust makes god's presence seem impossible. God can't possibly exist given the evil in the world can god exist we often ask this question as we look at the suffering and pain around us, and the question that is really on the heart is, how can i come to understand how god is love when there is this suffering which is a different question.
The reason people choose to do evil is not because god causes them to (a conclusion you must hold if you believe god is the determining cause of all events) it is because they refuse to do what is right and good it is not god's fault, then, that evil exists—the blame belongs to free creatures who turned away from him. Best answer: the thought is implied bc most undertand that light and darkness cannot co-exist, but this version of this scriptures actually says it. Ask most atheists why they don't believe in the god of the bible, and their answer will ultimately come back to the character of god sure, they might mention the lack of evidence, hypocrisy in the church, and so on—but when it comes right down to it, they have a problem with god. 5:1-6 god is a prayer-hearing god such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever the most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our king and our god.