Edwards believed that mankind could save itself from damnation depending on the way that they lived. Basically, it is man’s control to save himself of certain damnation. He believed God 's grace could possibly be limited. He proposed a belief that God is judgmental and angry. Edwards ' belief in God was that He was ready to throw people into hell because of all of their unrepentant sins.
God has to allow evil in the world because if he didn’t, we would never know the difference between good and evil. Hick: There is a reason why God allows Evil. Hick writes about how evil has been around forever with the climax being when Jesus was crucified. He asks why an all-powerful God would allow this and says it’s because of the free will given to us. Everything bad happens because this world is not perfect and this is where “soul-making” begins.
We now can see that Golding wanted us to understand that humans are naturally evil and are simply going to repeat their past mistakes. He reinforces this idea through the use of a hell motif and Christ figure imagery. Golding makes this argument so that we can understand who we are as people. Ever since the beginning of time, man has been making mistakes. The natural evil inside all of us takes control and bad things happen.
God shows more of the human characteristic of pride when He meets with Satan again. God is almost gloating in this brief scene. He praises Job further and maintains that Job is loyal: Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on Earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any rea... ... middle of paper ... ...tried to make sense out of something they could not possibly understand.
The question of evil is a common topic among non-believers. Evil has existed since the beginning of time. In today’s society people have become so desensitized to evil, the true origins become hard to understand. God gave us each the free will and ability to choose right from wrong, although many of God’s creation continue to choose sin. The Holy Bible explains to us the nature and root of sin.
That God will cast them to destruction when they have not got themselves together and will be condemned from getting to heaven. Destruction means when it comes to their time to die they will be look upon for how they live and things they done here on this earth. There is a lot temptation that people have slip into because people are tempted to do bad behavior when they are supposed to do
Humans are terrible beings as we constantly continue to make excuses for evil, we seem to rationalize our behaviors to justify what we are doing is right. The Bible says “and this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil" (King James Version, John 3:19). Although we simply cannot eliminate all the evil and the suffering in the world, people who will develop great faith in God often will find peace that will always overshadow all the evils of the world and the suffering we endure. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (King James Version, Psalms
This just shows how Rousseau's ideas show how only after a lot of experiences of negative encounters turn him evil. Even in his writings Rousseau goes as far to explain how man through their actions ends up destroying all things and is turned sour due to these experiences saying “God makes all things good; man meddles”(Document 3: Jean Jacques Rousseau “
Satan wants to divert our attention away from God and onto ourselves. He has always been envious of the praise, adoration and honor and love that God receives from his church. Satan would rather that we sulk and pout instead of “forget about ourselves and concentrate on Him and worship Him”. I have found that this is one of the many the keys to gaining spiritual victory. By “silencing the enemy” in our lives, we can remove strongholds that Satan has set up in our minds simply by singing the praises of God and walking in the spirit.
In the Bible, Job is the perfect example of one who went through underserving suffering in the Old Testament. Job was described as a righteous person, the best person and obedient to God. However, God allowed Satan to test Job’s faith through suffering. Job lost everything important to him in a short period. I am not a righteous person like Job but I always wrestle with this topic of underserved suffering from my own experience and other people’s suffering that in human mind cannot grasp.