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`God is responsible for everything that happens in the universe.'
Good and the bad things in the universe
Moral evil/natural evil
Genesis is the first book in the bible and the creation story. Genesis tells us about how God the Creator created the
universe out of ex nihilo. `In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth.' (Genesis 1:1)
First God said `Let there be light' and there was light.
According to the book of Genesis, evil was brought into the world through the disobedience of Adam and Eve.
The bible states God as Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresence.
Omnipotent means `All powerful'. The Bible pronounces God has the power to do anything he wants. If God is
capable of creating the Universe out of ex nihilo, then God must be capable of anything. But if God is `all-powerful' is
he responsible for everything that happens in the Universe, the good and the bad things? God created Satan and has
power over him. Also God can do anything that is logically possible to do. For Example God cannot make 2 + 2 equal
Omniscience means `All knowing'. But if God truly does know everything, does he know what's going to happen in
the future? Do we really have free will? Because if God knows everything then he must know what choices were going
to make in the future. The future has not yet happened so it does not exist in reality and something which does not
exist cannot be known, only predicted. If God knows the future then that implies that we don't have free will.
Omnipresence means `All Present'. God is described in the bible as being everywhere at the same time. Is there
anywhere in the Universe where we can hide from God? The answer to that would be no. Within God's creation there
is no place where we can hide from him. So if you commit murder and try to hide the evidence, God would know what
you did. Does the presence of evil in the world mean that God is not in control?
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So if God is Omnipresence, Omniscience and Omnipotent is he responsible for moral evil (murder, stealing) and
natural evil (Hurricanes, Tsunami's)? If God knows everything that's happening in the world and has the power to
control things then he should stop all evil and suffering. But God created everything in the Universe so there must
be a reason for God creating Evil in the world. I can't imagine a world without Evil.…read more