Good and Evil

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Define Good
Something which is morally right
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Define Evil
Acts which are immoral or wicked. It is the absence of good.
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Define God
God is benevolent, omnipresent and omnipotent
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Define the problem of evil
The problem of evil is important because it allows Christians to doubt the existence of God since how can a benevolent God allow evil and suffering in the world?
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Where does evil come from?
Misuse of freewill. The fall. Original Sin.
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How do Christians explain the presence of Evil?
Moral evil. Natural evil. Moltmann - God shares in our suffering so he can support us. Irenaeus - Evil enables us to exercise our freewill.
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What is the Christian response to evil and suffering?
Prayer. Service. Jesus. Job
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How do Christians cope with suffering?
It brings people together. Story of Job. Always light at the end. The suffering of Jesus for our sins. God always has a reason.
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Why should Christians be good?
Guilt. Conscience. Access to heaven. 10 commandments. Jesus said "love your neighbour".
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Four key quotes and examples for this unit:
1. The Story of Job. 2. Moltmann. 3. The Devil/Satan. The Fall
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What was the Story of Job?
Job was tested by God and the devil to see if suffering would cause him to act against God. Job had all of his possessions and family taken away. He did not defy God and subsequently was rewarded with them back.
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What is the significance of the Story of Job?
Job was rewarded by God for not acting out against him since he knew God always has his reasons for causing suffering. This teaches Christians to not turn against their faith and shows them there is always hope after suffering.
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What is the Fall?
The Fall - Adam and Eve brought original sin into the world. Eve was tricked by the devil and gave into her temptation by picking the forbidden fruit. Both Adam and Eve ate the fruit and disobeyed God. Christians believe this was the creation of sin.
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What is Moltmann?
Moltmann - God shares our suffering. He does this so he can support us in our moment of pain. Therefore suggesting to Christians that he always has a reason for allowing suffering.
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What is Irenaeus?
Irenaeus - Evil enables us to exercise our free will and develop as human beings, both mentally and spiritually.
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Give two examples of Moral Evil
Murder, worshiping the devil.
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Give two examples of Natural Evil
Tsunamis, earthquakes.
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What can Christians use to guide their behaviour?
The Bible - The word of God, he is benevolent (good), the Church, the example of Jesus.
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