goodness of god

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story of cain and abel
• Cain offers harvest, Abel offers lamb (to God) • God is not impressed with Cain (doesn’t say why) • Cain killed his brother, probably in jealousy • God punished Cain by making him an outcast from his community and put a mark on him
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10 commandments
• The Commandments show God’s superior qualities putting him in a position best to judge what is morally acceptable for humans and show his omnibenevolence
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sodom and gommorah
• God decided to destruct the city; he told Lot to take his family and leave • Lot’s wife looks back and turns into a salt pillar, homos
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amorites and israelites
• The Amorites opposed the Israelites as they lived in the promised land, • God performed a miracle- he stopped the sun for three hours so the Israelites could see and defeat the Amorites; he also sent down hailstones to kill the Amorites
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euthyphro dilemma
• “Is what is morally good commanded by God because it is morally good, or is it morally good because it is commanded by God?”
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something good because god commands it
could make **** and murder good, • God also helps the Israelites win a war suggesting that that war is permissible because God says so
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god commands because it is good
external force that does not make god good
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story of Job
god let the devil do lots of things to him, • God finally spoke and he was please with Job; God returned all the devil had taken and much more
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god as a judge quote
• “The law of the lord is perfect… the commandment of the lord is pure” Psalms
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god as a judge in afterlife quote
“all were judged according to what they had done”
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God doesnt have the right to judge us quote
Exodus 10 “I have already given you the victory” - Joshua and the Jews
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Soren Kierkegaard
- For him, there is a higher value only known by God; we must have faith in God
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Augustine and Aquinas
God cannot will evil because he is perfectly good
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plato
prefers saying that good is independent of God’s will, citing the form of the Good as the source of all morality obtained through reason
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10 commandments

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• The Commandments show God’s superior qualities putting him in a position best to judge what is morally acceptable for humans and show his omnibenevolence

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sodom and gommorah

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Card 4

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amorites and israelites

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Card 5

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euthyphro dilemma

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