R.E GOOD AND EVIL
R.E GOOD AND EVIL REVISION
Christians believe there are 2 types of evil:
Moral Evil - evil caused by god - eg wars, the holocaust, terrorism
Natural Evil - caused by nature - eg floods, hurricanes. Some natural evil may be by the effect of humans, such as global warming.
A GOD WHO IS....
Omnibenevolent - all good - will have the desire to get rid of all evil.
Omnipotent - all powerful - will have the ability to get rid of all evil.
Omniscient - all knowing - will have the knowledge to get rid of evil.
EVIL EXISTS IN THE WORLD - THEREFORE, EITHER GOD DOES NOT EXIST OR IS NOT OMNIBENEVOLENT, OMNIPOTENT OR OMNISCIENT.
CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO EVIL IN THE WORLD.
Christians respond to evil with the ideas below. These ideas help give an explanation for why god allows evil and helps christians to cope with suffering by showing there is purpose to it - STOP FAT GPs.
S - SATAN AND FORCES OF EVIL
T - TESTS OF FAITH (THE STORY OF JOB)
O - ORIGINAL SIN
P - PUNISHMENT FOR SIN
F - FREE WILL
A - ABSENSE OF GOOD
T - THATS LIFE (A MYSTERY)
G - GODS PLAN
P - PRAYER
S - SUFFERING OF JESUS
- christians believe that god is more powerful than the devil, therefore more powerful than evil
- jesus called the devil "the father of lies"
- Satan is hardly mentioned in the bible. However there is a story where Jeses is in thw wilderness for 40 days and Satan Temps him. He also appears in the "story of Job"
- He is TOTALLY evil
- Some christians say ....
the devil and the punishment of hell were just things people used in Medieval times to frighten people into going to church /
....say the devil is a fallen angel, however this is not in the bible