For god knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like god, knowing good and evil' (genesis 3:1, 4, 5, emphasis added) answer: satan used a serpent—one of the wisest and most beautiful animals god had made—to deceive eve. (4) god is the paradigm of moral behavior and perfection right and wrong, good and evil are decided based upon the standard of behavior that god possesses and which he fulfills perfectly (5) god created the universe and humans. 61 god and evil many sects of christendom, along with many other religions, believe that there is a being or monster called the devil or satan who is the originator. Therefore, if god has created both good and evil, being and worshipping evil is the same as being and worshipping good, since they are both creations of god indeed, since you only try to be good and only worship good, you are being incomplete and halfway in your worship of god. The epistemic question posed by evil is whether the world contains undesirable states of affairs that provide the basis for an argument that makes it unreasonable to believe in the existence of god.
God is not the author of evil, but god has created an environment where evil, at least among intelligent races who are aware of their own mortality, will be likely and inevitable but god has given an antidote to evil, a powerful antidote it is, placed within you in the power and the presence of knowledge, a deeper mind within you. #595 is god unfair reasonable faith podcast reasonable faith is a conversational program dealing with the most important apologetic questions of our day. The knowledge of evil brought fear and shame to adam and eve (genesis 3:10) 4 so, the knowledge of good and evil was not a good thing, since it ruined their innocent relationship with god and each other. The problem of how a good and powerful god could allow evil and suffering in his creation is discussed, both from a philosophical and religious perspective.
The book is short only 134 pages but in its brief compass it provides an excellent introduction to the problem of evil the book argues very effectively that the nature and extent of evil does not provide sufficient evidence to conclude that the god of traditional theism (good, all-knowing, and all-powerful) does not exist. To reject the concept of good and evil is to reject the bible and to reject god there is so much said about this in scripture that i cannot begin to do justice to it i can only give some highlights. Over the many centuries of human endeavor, theologians and philosophers have puzzled over the origin of evilwithout appropriate knowledge, the very fact of the existence of evil causes doubt about the existence of god. Mccloskey says that we must conclude from the existence of evil that an omnipotent, benevolent god.
There is, we are told, a revival of interest in religious matters people may not go to church in large numbers, but, increasingly, they discuss the questions which are the churches' concern and, since the war, there has been some increase in the number of those who go to church in this revival of. The number one lie that christians are often confronted with is the argument that evil, pain, and suffering prove that there is no god, said author and apologist mark mittelberg. Therefore, if anyone says that simply to be a man is evil, or that to be a wicked man is good, he rightly falls under the prophetic judgment: woe to him who calls evil good and good evil for this amounts to finding fault with god's work, because man is an entity of god's creation.
Thus, god judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist (st aug, enchirid, xxvii) evil contributes to the perfection of the universe , as shadows to the perfection of a picture, or harmony to that of music ( city of god 11 . One of the most difficult issues facing the church today is the problem of evil this argument against god goes something like this epicurus on the problem. Awareness assumption: if god has reasons for allowing evil, we will be aware of these reasons i cannot imagine how a defender of ae could even hope to show that this assumption is true god's knowledge and wisdom are infinite, while even the smartest of human beings knows practically nothing by comparison.
Is god evil is the bible evil is the god of the bible a vindictive, revengeful mass-murderer as evilbiblecom claims he is. How can a good and powerful god allow evil in general, and the holocaust in particular. Articles god and evil if god is such a nice guy, why is there so much misery and suffering in the world kola abimbola examines an ancient problem one of the principal challenges to the belief in god is the problem of evil jl mackie stated the problem as follows.