Good and Evil

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Agape
This is Christian love – it is love shown to another person no matter who they are, what they have done or whether or not the love is returned. Jesus gave the example of Christian love when he died on the cross for all people.
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Bible
This is the book of “God’s word”. It contains the history of the Jews and the life of Christ and the early Church. It has the teachings of God and Jesus to help people to be good Christians.
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Conscience
This is the inner voice of a person, which some Christians believe to be the voice of God. Others believe that it is a God-given ability. It tells people what is right and what is wrong. It is a moral compass.
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Devil/Satan
This is the being who is the opposite of God; the Devil or Satan represents evil. The Devil is found in the story of Adam and Eve, the Story of Job and the Temptation of Jesus.
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Evil
Something which is morally wrong. Or it is something that causes pain or suffering. Two types of evil: Natural evil, events which happen in nature (earthquakes, tornadoes etc.); Moral evil, which people do to each other (murder, bullying etc.)
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Freewill
This means that people have a choice to follow God or disobey God.
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Moral behaviour
Someone behaves morally when they lead a life without sin – when they do not go against the teachings of God and Jesus.
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Moral authority
The sources of moral behavior for people. For Christians, the Bible or Conscience are forms of moral authority.
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Original sin
The result of the Sin of Adam and Eve- they disobeyed God and took the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Christians believe everyone is born with original sin (it is passed down from generation to generation)- why babies are baptised
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Problem of evil
This asks the question: why does God not stop evil and suffering when he is supposed to be all loving and all powerful? First written by Epicurus.
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Theodicy
An argument that attempts to justify God’s goodness in light of the problem of evil. The two most famous Theodicies are by Irenaeus and Augustine.
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The Fall
This refers to the act when Adam and Eve disobeyed God, allowing sin and death to enter God’s good world. And so the world “fell” away from God and the perfection that God intended.
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What did Augustine believe?
Evil is a lack of good. As evil is ‘an absence of good’, if enough people do good, evil would be removed. People have free will. People can choose to do ‘good’ but sometimes they don’t- leads to evil. God can’t be blamed as humans are responsible.
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What did Irenaeus believe?
Evil is the result of human free will and disobedience. God was partly responsible for evil and suffering. He created the world imperfectly so that human beings had the chance to develop to be like God.
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Bible

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This is the book of “God’s word”. It contains the history of the Jews and the life of Christ and the early Church. It has the teachings of God and Jesus to help people to be good Christians.

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Conscience

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Devil/Satan

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Evil

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