God Is All Good, And The Creator Of All Things We Create It?

1242 WordsApr 29, 20155 Pages
In the religious world, Christians believe that the God they serve is a good God. If the God that Christians serve is such a good God, All knowing and all powerful, and if the God Christians serve only wants the best for human kind then why is there evil? How do parents lose their life leaving their young children alone? Why do babies and children die of leukemia? How is there so much hate, violence, and evil in the World? Evil is defined as wickedness, and depravity, especially when regarded as a supernatural force. Good, however, is defined as having the qualities required for a particular role or a desired approval of righteousness. If God is all Good, and the creator of all things why does evil exist? Throughout Christian history…show more content…
“God gave us free will, and we may choose to exercise it in ways that end up hurting other people.” This statement made by Francis Collins, puts the ball back in the court of the people. Free will has always been a big part of the question of regarding evil. Regardless of your religion or lack thereof. It is a common understanding that people have the freedom to do whatever they want. A great example of this is the story of Adam and Eve. Christians believe this evil first entered the earth. In this story Adam was given instructions not to eat the fruit for a certain tree, however after talking with a serpent who was also in the garden Eve was convinced that she could eat from the tree. She and Adam excised free will and both suffered the consequences. (Genesis 2:16-25) Mankind have the right to do and say what they feel. There are consequences to every action however god cannot be them blame for your chosen actions. In the Christian bible there is a story where Jesus and his disciples come upon a blind man, who had been blind since birth. The disciples ask Jesus who sinned this man or his parents? The questions in depth was really, what evil action caused this consequence? What caused is this man to suffer from lack of sight (Bible). The disciples assumed something wrong had been done. However in John chapter nine verse three Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so the works of God might display in him. It is
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