The endless reports of thieves, bombers, murderers, bigots, racists, and bullies is enough to make you lose all hope humans are capable of one day living in complete peace and harmony.
People assume that God must want to eliminate all evil. One would have to be omniscient i.
God to know that there was actually evil that occurred that had no ultimate good purpose. So there really is no logical problem. All we can really conclude from the argument is that God must have had a good reason for allowing evil and suffering.
Therefore evil is an illusion. But few, if any, recognize that they are disqualified from asking the question. This is a very important point.
At every turn in the discussion we need to be able to recognize and point out where they are bailing out of their system and appealing to the Christian system to make their arguments. This the same thing we talked about when we said that if a pantheist calls the police when their car is stolen, they are borrowing from the Christian world view.
And related to this … 2. Necessary for human growth and virtue — If there are no dangers, difficulties or disappointments in life, how can we gain character traits such as patience? If everyone is nice to you, then you never have to display selfless love. Necessary to promote the greater good Could God allow a tidal wave or earthquake to kill thousands of people because the disaster will give Christians an opportunity to minister to the victims and as a result many come to faith in Christ?
But it might appear to some as senseless evil. It is too complicated for humans to understand. Satan Fell Satan was created as a good being but with free will to follow God or not. He chose not to. Angels and people were not created as robots. They were created with free will because if they chose to worship and obey God, that would bring Him glory.
He causes pain and suffering and tempts man to sin. Our biblical example is of Satan causing disasters on a godly man Job.
Why would Satan destroy an group of people who are totally opposed to Jesus Christ? Creation was cursed Gen 3: God removed man from the protective garden of Eden and forced him to live in the world where animals now ate people.
God is in Control How do we deal with passages like this: If disaster overtakes a city, is the Lord not responsible? Does this mean God causes it? Or just uses it. I think it means that God uses the evil in this world to work out His purposes. God is in control, but He is not controlling.
He is in control of events and shapes them to His purpose.When you ask why God allowed humans to have the capability for evil, you are not framing your question fairly.
You might as well ask why did God create us with joints that could be broken.
He did not want us to break His rules, but once we did (and every one of us has) He had to take steps to repair the state we are in. If God is responsible for the evil we choose to do, then we in turn are responsible for the evil our adult children choose to do.
We know in advance that everyone does some amount of evil - at the very least, lying, insulting people or hurting their feelings, etc. - and that includes our children.
May 12, · But there's another reason why evils like Auschwitz happen -- and that is the evil within the human heart. Jesus said, "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander" (Matthew ).Occupation: Christian Post Guest Columnist.
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Grant May 23, Share 2K. Stumble Tweet. Pin +1 Share 1. Shares 2K. Take a cursory glance at the news headlines for any random day, and it’s not hard to develop a pessimistic attitude towards your fellow man.
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