Good and Evil

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  • Concepts of good and evil and ideas of God and The Devil
  • Significance of The Fall 
  • Problems of evil
  • Coping with suffering
  • Conscience and faith in Christ
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Good and Evil

  • Conscience- An inner voice or feeling giving guidance on the rightness or wrongness of behaviour
  • Free Will- The belief that God created humans with the abilty to make moral choices.
  • Golden Rule- Jesus' teaching the people that they should treat others as they wish to be treated themselves.
  • Job- Biblical charecter whose faith is tested
  • Moral Evil-- Evil and suffering caused by people.
  • Natural Evil-  Evil and suffering caused by natural events such as earthquakes.
  • Omnipotent- Powerful, able to do anything.
  • Ominscient- All seeing.
  • Oriiginal Sin-The sin which was brought into the world at the Fall and which Christianity teaches everyone is born with.
  • Redemption- Redemption- The idea that sins can be forgen and a person can be redeemedJesus is often referred to by Christis as the Redeemer as he died for the sins of the whole world.
  • Sacrifice- Giving up a life for God.
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Key words.

  • The Devil/Satan- A supernatural evil power.
  • The fall- The disobedience of Adam and Eve resulting in their expulsion from Eden.
  • Theodices- Arguments justifying why there is evil in the world if God is good.
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