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Josh Bovill 12DA 17/12/08

Philosophy Essay.

Explain the Biblical idea of the Goodness of God (25).

This essay will explain the Biblical idea of the goodness of God.
The issues that arise with this question are whether the Bible portrays God as morally good/
perfect and whether God commands good…

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If goodness does not originate from God it must instead be an independent standard and God
is the enforcer of this standard.
This view is not supported in Christian tradition, which emphasises the goodness of God's
actions, and the fact that goodness originates from God.


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