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Christians' Beliefs on Good and Evil

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Christians' Beliefs on Good and Evil

Christians may believe many different things about the power of good

and the power of evil. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that God is

all good and perfect. They teach that God perfectly loves; they also

teach that God has the power to do anything (omnipotence).

But there are all kinds of evil things in the world that cause people

to suffer. These include moral evil, natural evil; such as floods,

disease, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes. Some Christians believe

many causes for this but one main opinion and belief is that there is

evil in the world because of the Devil. The devil is believed to be

the enemy of God and tries to make humanity turn away from goodness.

According to early Christian doctrine, the Devil was created good, but

was jealous of God and decided to fight against God instead of being

obedient. For example in the creation story in Genesis, Adam and Eve

were tempted to do wrong by a serpent, some people believe that this

was the Devil in disguise.

Despite the evilness of the Devil, Christians and the Roman Catholic

Church believe that God and Good is more powerful and mightier than

Devil and Evil.

They believe that Jesus was also all good. The Roman Catholic Church

teaches that the power of good if far more than the power of evil.

Furthermore Christians believe that evil creatures are fallen,

originally good creatures created by God. Satan (or the devil) is the

embodiment or 'personification' of evil, the great enemy of God, the

opposser of all that is good and the promoter of all that is evil

(Matthew 5:37). Satan is wicked, a liar, deceitful, arrogant, cruel

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believe that all evil is work of the Devil.

In addition I believe the statement "If God really loved humanity we

would never have to suffer." could apply to some situations such as

natural disasters like earthquakes and floods. I believe that these

natural disasters are a way of God to punish us and therefore if God

truly loved humanity he would not make people suffer.

In conclusion I believe that the statement "If God really loved

humanity we would never have to suffer." may apply to some situations

such as natural disasters but overall I do believe that it is

incorrect. God gave us free will and a brain and if we choose to

misuse either of them it is not for God to correct. I believe that

evil brought into the world is not the fault of God and therefore why

should he prevent it.
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