Augustinian Theodicy

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  • 1. God is all good and created a perfect world. "God saw his work...all was very good." (Genesis 1:31) - Evil was unknown
    • 2. Isn't possible that God can be responsible for evil as it's a deprivation not a substance
      • 3. If God didn't create evil then it must have been free will. Humans and angels abused God's gift and turned away from him. Adam and Eve started it, making us born with original sin
        • 4. All suffering is deserved as a consequence of human sin. Natural evil originated from the loss of order within nature following the first sin. Caused world to become distant from God
          • 5. All evil is either sin or the punishment for sin. All humans -even innocent new borns - because we were present in the loins of Adam
  • 2. Isn't possible that God can be responsible for evil as it's a deprivation not a substance
    • 3. If God didn't create evil then it must have been free will. Humans and angels abused God's gift and turned away from him. Adam and Eve started it, making us born with original sin
      • 4. All suffering is deserved as a consequence of human sin. Natural evil originated from the loss of order within nature following the first sin. Caused world to become distant from God
        • 5. All evil is either sin or the punishment for sin. All humans -even innocent new borns - because we were present in the loins of Adam
  • ORIGINAL SIN
    • Adam represented entire human race
    • Cow doesn't become a cow by mooing, it moos because it's a cow
  • We are all guilty for what Adam did.
    • ORIGINAL SIN
      • Adam represented entire human race
      • Cow doesn't become a cow by mooing, it moos because it's a cow
  • People come into this world already sinners
    • Sin nature = sin actions
      • "We are not sinners because we sin, we sin because we are sinners." - R.C Sproul

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