Goodness of God Essay.

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Explain how the Bible shows the goodness of God (25 marks)
The Bible shows the goodness of God in the Bible through various ways.
Such as biblical stories or by the actions and words that God speaks. God's
goodness is revealed directly to people through God's activity in the world.
In Exodus 20, God is shown to be setting up a system that will provide for
his people. This shows that God is kind and that he is always thinking of his
people in advance. "Honour thy father and thy mother" is one of the Ten
Commandments this teaches us to respect others especially our elders. I
think this commandment shows God's goodness because it shows that through
respecting others we are also doing an act of good towards others. This
expresses the fact that God always wants the best for all of his people. The
main characteristic of God's relationship with the people is that they are to
respond to his goodness with obedience to his commands. They do not have
to guess what goodness means or try to work it out intellectually, through
the use of their reason. It is revealed to them directly, and they are meant
to respond to it with faith.
The Bible also shows the goodness of God because in the New Testament
Jesus died to save humanity. "For God so loved the world that he gave his
only son, so that all who believe in him should not perish but have eternal
life." This shows how God is a loving and good God because he gave up his
only son to save sinners. The two main points that the Bible shows about God
is that he is good, and that God's actions are good. The Ten Commandments
are a gift to the people of Israel to enable them to lead a good life. God
wants us to have some guidelines in life so that we live the best quality life
that is possible.
The goodness of God is also shown through Jesus in the Bible. Jesus
performs many miracles such as "casting the evil spirit out of a man" and
feeding the 5,000 Jesus also heals the sick. When Jesus heals the paralysed
man this shows that he is compassionate and loving. The Bible implies that
Jesus accepts everyone and even associates with outcasts. Jesus doesn't
judge people no matter what their gender, age or race. "There is neither
Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one
in Christ Jesus." This shows the goodness of God because this
extract from Galatians 3:28 shows that God believes in equality and
the belief that everyone should be treated the same.
Throughout the Bible, God is shown to have a particular concern for the
poor and the weak this is because I think he feels that everyone is not
being treated fairly. When people treat the poor with contempt and exploit
the weak, God is determined to teach them a lesson; for example, the
prophet Jeremiah claims to speak the words of God when he tells his
hearers. "You have rejected me, says the LORD, you are going backward; so

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I have stretched out my hand against you and destroyed you- I am weary of
For Christians, the goodness of God is revealed most completely in the
person and work of Christ. This is because according to Christian teaching,
the Holy Spirit is the means by which Christians can share in and
demonstrate to others the goodness of God. The Bible shows God's goodness
as being perfect; the Bible also shows that an action is good because it is
commanded by God.…read more

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The Bible also portrays the goodness of God because God is shown to be
always protecting us. "This God- his way is perfect; the promise of the Lord
proves true; he is a shield for all who take refuge in him." In addition to
this the Bible shows the goodness of God because God doesn't think his
better than everyone else. I uphold this opinion because God lived among his
creation, "the word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his
glory.…read more


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