However, God does not betray the righteous, rather he allowed the foreign evil to wipe out his sinned followers ( “Habakkuk,” ZHB, 503). Justice is the universal word that connects Habakkuk’s concern for the struggling righteous to the undeserving evil. Habakkuk’s prayer revolves around justice and it interpretes that justice is not being served to the right people (Haak,”EDB,” 536). The adversity given by God allowed those who truly had trust and faith in his words to be
Because eternal happiness is wanted, people should do what makes them happy and acceptable to God as well. Loche brings up the point; what if the magistrate commands something that an individual thinks is wrong. Loche says that this won’t happen because the civil magistrate is concerned with the public good. This only is not concerned until the last day with God of judgment so if one does not think the magistrate is right then they should do what their conscience believes to be right without destructing others. Loche believes that anyone would do not believe in the existence of God should be
Philo concludes that for those who already believe in an omnipotent and all-good god, these four causes are not enough to invalidate their beliefs. INSERT CITATION He says this because all four of his causes can be dispelled under the assumption that there is some divine explanation that reconciles god’s goodness with the evil in the world. However, coming from an unbiased perspective, Philo says that we certainly cannot infer the existence of a benevolent god when these causes of natural evil are taken into account. In fact, if we do attempt to divulge god’s moral attributes from the state of the universe, then Philo concludes that the only proper deduction we can draw is that god is neither good nor is he evil, but rather he is entirely indifferent to the principles of morality altogether – in essence, god is morally neutral. INSERT
This is because God moves things according to nature and it is the nature of humans to have free will. Aquinas emphasis if a human does an evil action, it is the action the person alone and not the God. In other words, evil is through an individual’s action and should be blamed on the individual instead of God. Aquinas’s sixth major theme is humans have sinned because humans do possess free will. This sinning will break the human’s relationship with God.
In the beginning of Descartes fourth meditation he focused on the three main ideas. He believed that God exists, God is not a deceiver, and that he is one of Gods creations and that God is responsible for everything. Descartes believed that the God existed and that he was not a deceiver but he began to have doubt and started to explore the problems that he felt were associated with the things God created, “if everything that is in me comes from God, and he did not endow me with a faculty for making mistakes, it appears that I can never go wrong”. This issue, is the “Problem of Error”. If you agree that the faculty of judgment comes from God, and that God is a non-deceiver then you would also believe that the end would be impossible for the faculty of judgment to to be wrong.
What made Luther different from previous reformers was that while the others attacked the church and its corruption, he argued based on the root of the problem. The church 's doctrine of salvation and God 's free gift of grace. His opinion can also be considered reliable because of this. The words of God cannot be touched, changed of wronged, therefore as a source, the Bible is quite reliable. And what if Luther tried to change the scriptures?
Random acts of kindness are the essential and vital to human well-being as they set us free from isolation, egoism and selfishness. In response, such demeanour is definitely the base of a healthy and joyful society where everyone willingly and happily reaches out to help another person and such an action is delightedly received. Acts of kindness able to link our heart to the heart of others and establish bridges over where our love can flow. At the moment, if that kindness is passed on, it can be
This narrows down to how making right decisions in life and living a life of righteousness through avoiding evil and doing good could lead into the fulfillment of human goals and secure them from trouble besides taking us to heaven. Critique to Timaeus’ view of the soul Timaeus carries a notion which directly contradicts creation ex nihilo, the notion that God created the world out of nothing. It limits the creative power of God to using the materials that were present before Him. Just as a carpenter would be limited by the amount and type of materials he has in creating his furniture. He attributes the soul to the ability to move the body without itself being moved and for running the faculties of the body, which some people will find acceptable due to its appeal to some kind of divine intervention in our decision making.
Justification by faith is the righteousness that God gives to the sinner as gift due to the faith they have responded to Him with (CITE). In contrast to justification, the Law is observed by works. The harsh realization of the Law is found in the inability of someone to live by and carry out the mandates it presents. Evaluation of definitions requires research to justification’s ability to replace the Law. Paul plainly rejects this notion, declaring the Law is not replaced and explains that if had not been for the Law he would not have fully know what was sin (Rom.
Peter van Inwagen argument entitled “Free Will Defense,” is a theodicy because it attempts to show why God would allow evil in the world as opposed to a defense which would try to explain, logically, how evil could exist in the world with an all-loving an all-powerful God. Peter van Inwagen purposed that, yes, God is all-loving and all-powerful, and because he is all-loving, he allows for humans to make their own decisions even if these decisions lead to evil and pain. I find this to be an extremely satisfying response. It is very plausible that an all-powerful being could and would, in some way, relinquish control as a way to show and practice his love. Autonomy is good, granting free will results in autonomy, therefore granting free will
As shown above, God did create everything, so, if He did create all things, and He did not create evil, then evil must not be a thing (Augustine on Evil). This is an argument made by Greg Koukl. He has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, a Master’s in Christian Apologetics, and is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University. His argument helps to further prove the points already made above, and really helps to explain the existence of evil. However, if evil is not a thing, then what could evil be, and how can it possibly exist?