God Is Not The Creator Of Evil

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Evil exists in the world because of man’s poor choices not because God created it that way. God made man in His image and gave man the ability to choose between good and evil. He did not want to force us to love Him however man chose to disobey God and as a result evil entered the world. Genesis 1:27 KJV “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” “The phrase “The problem of evil” is a label of such problems involving both God and evil.”(Thick book page 413) Evil exists because of a choice man made to knowingly disobey God in the Garden of Eden. God is not the creator of evil as evil was never in His original design for the world. All that God created was very good. Genesis…show more content…
Disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes,wildfires,sicknesses, and diseases are all examples of natural evil in the world. Romans 8:22 KJV “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” There are several theodicies presented in the textbook all of which attempt to explain why bad things happen if there is a loving God. Gottfried Leibniz argues that God is obligated to create the best possible world. He states “The metaphysically richest world must contain the greatest number and variety of beings” (page 1185 thick book) Leibniz believed for the world to be the best it had to have both good and evil existing in it. According to Leibniz a world without diversity would not be the best possible world. The fact that there is good and evil proves that God made the best possible world, that He is just, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent. Leibniz is correct in his belief that god is just, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent however God as part of His nature,because He is holy, cannot be the author of evil. Also God was nor is not obligated to create or do anything against His will. Augustinian tradition first states that God did not have to create any world and that His existence alone is the ultimate in excellence. Second
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