Every time the news is on there are no stories of a new life being born but rather one being taken, a building of a house but rather one being burnt down, or a protest for good but rather a riot of destruction. There are endless headlines of horrific killings happening around the world. Where incident people are being murdered or tortured over their faith for no reason at all. So much evil in the world makes me question the name “God” that this almighty force who is supposed to be loving and caring can allow for such evil to go on.
Without good or evil there would be no order in the world. Meaning if all we knew was evil then evil is what we would always resort to. Whereas if we only knew good then we would never resort to partaking in evil. The mind forcefully separates “this is good” and “this is bad.” Our lives would seem perfect and complete, but this is impossible because there is evil in the world, due to Adam and Eve. Evil in the sense is not mysterious rather than very clear where good is looked upon as being mysterious. Action is present when dealing with evil while during good there is non-action. The definition of good is defined in a way that one defines evil, references back to where there is not the ability to have all good without evil (Criteria of Wisdom). People who partake in evil do not experience it as being this. They see what they are doing to be good and justified. In the article Criteria of Wisdom states how a false God changes “suffering into violence,” and the true God changes “violence into suffering” where suffering acts as a shadow of the pure good that people so desperately desire (Criteria of Wisdom). I feel that with this knowledge that suffering will occur when one ...
... middle of paper ...
...e not able to see this and begin to have trouble being able to name him or call upon him, for they feel neglected.
A Bible verse that spoke to me relating to this question was John 13:7, “Jesus replied, you do not realize now what I am doing but later you will understand.” From this I understood that we do not know what God has in store for us, nor will we completely understand what he is doing. But by having faith in him we will be rewarded in the end, to give him our trust he will not deceive us. Times may become rough with evil and we will not know who to call upon him but we need to remain strong in our faith and look further ahead. I feel that God knows that there will be times when we will not want to call upon him or know a name to categorize him as. Remaining hopefully and keeping our hearts pure, we will be rewarded in the end.
Sent from Windows Mail
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Evil, the force in nature that governs and gives rise to wickedness. (www.Dictionary.com ) Evil is a very complex subject that many consider unpleasant, however, evidence shows that evil does exist; and has existed since the beginning of time. Over the years, researchers have explored many aspects pertaining to evil, unfortunately, the outcome often lies in the eye of the beholder. Television and newspapers display the works and consequences of evil forces everyday. Since the beginning of time, money and ignorance have a chain reaction that can result in misery beyond human perception.... [tags: evil, ]
465 words (1.3 pages)
- Evil exist in the world; evil is something humans created, the definition was defined by humans, not nature. There is no presence of evil in nature, therefor nature before humanity was pure. This brings up the question that if an all-powerful and knowing God created humanity, then why he would have created evil to go alongside with that. There are established theories that say evil exist because free will exist, and the theodicy of soul-building, which means to prove Gods existence through building religious muscle (building faith and falling, but getting back up; you must suffer for God’s love etc.) But what is in question is if there are any reasons an all PKG would put evil on earth, and... [tags: Original sin, Adam and Eve, Sin, Evil]
1422 words (4.1 pages)
- Question one Every time the news is on there are no stories of a new life being born but rather one being taken, a building of a house but rather one being burnt down, or a protest for good but rather a riot of destruction. There are endless headlines of horrific killings happening around the world. Where incident people are being murdered or tortured over their faith for no reason at all. So much evil in the world makes me question the name “God” that this almighty force who is supposed to be loving and caring can allow for such evil to go on.... [tags: Good and evil, God, Problem of evil, Evil]
1357 words (3.9 pages)
- Evil exists. This is one simple truth that both sides of the God debate can agree upon. Under the definition of evil as “physical and mental suffering” (Swinburne 106), people experience evil first and secondhand every single day. Paper cuts, headaches, terminal illnesses, and death occur every minute. Theists and atheists see these evils from totally different perspectives. Richard Swinburne believes that he can justify both daily and monumental evil on behalf of an all-good God. B.C. Johnson takes the other side of the debate, and instead says that evil is direct proof that an all-good God can not exist.... [tags: Good and evil, God, Evil, Problem of evil]
1463 words (4.2 pages)
- The Problem of Evil “…And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:9-13) As it says in the Bible, we wish to be led astray from evil. However, evil is a very curious subject. For most intensive purposes, evil can be described as cruel, heinous, and unnecessary punishment. Evil is a relatively accepted concept in the world today, although it is not completely understood. Evil is supposedly all around us, and at all times. It is more often than not associated with a figure we deem Satan.... [tags: God, Omnipotence, Problem of evil, Existence]
1315 words (3.8 pages)
- Evil. It’s a concept that has baffled philosophers, religious figures, and the common man alike for thousands of years. In this millennium, people may exemplify evil as terrorism, genocide, or, perhaps, placing an empty milk carton back in the refrigerator. However, many remain conflicted about the exact definition of evil, as the dispute over the character Grendel, from the John Gardner novel, makes evident. To conclude that Grendel is not evil, readers must first operate under the assumption that the beast is unequivocally and thoroughly evil.... [tags: Good and evil, Evil, Emotion, Tupac Shakur]
1406 words (4 pages)
- What is omnipotence. The literal meaning of the word “omnipotence” is the quality of having unlimited or very great power. People, who claim to have a religion, believe that God is omnipotent, that is, he is all powerful, and all knowing. However, the existence of evil in the world despite God being Omnipotent challenges this attribute of the God and raises question on his unlimited power. This contradiction gives rise to the argument which is described in the J.L Mackie’s article as problem of evil: God is omnipotent, God is wholly good, and yet evil exists.... [tags: God, Good and evil, Evil, Problem of evil]
1061 words (3 pages)
- Introduction One of the oldest dilemmas in philosophy is also one of the greatest threats to Christian theology. The problem of evil simultaneously perplexes the world’s greatest minds and yet remains palpably close to the hearts of the most common people. If God is good, then why is there evil. The following essay describes the problem of evil in relation to God, examines Christian responses to the problem, and concludes the existence of God and the existence of evil are fully compatible. Body “The problem of evil is often divided between the logical and evidential problems.” At the heart of each problem is the belief that the existence of God and the existence evil are incompatible.... [tags: God and Evil are Compatible]
2238 words (6.4 pages)
- The argument from evil for the non-existence of God has been a widely disputed question in religious philosophical debate. This question is trying to explain how a traditional God allows for certain evil in the world to occur when he has the ability, knowledge, and capacity to stop these events from occurring. But in order to go into depth about this particular argument, the first thing is identifying what traits a traditional God is supposed to have. A ‘traditional’ monotheistic God, such as the one found in the Judeo-Christian religion, is supposed to be omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent.... [tags: Evidential Arguments from Evil]
1200 words (3.4 pages)
- I know that the world we are living in is filled with ups and downs. I think we as people tend to focus and dwell more in our downs times than our ups. Also we start questioning God’s existence so much that we forget to notice all the good He is doing in our lives. I am not saying that during suffering we should pretend that everything is amazing and act strong. Acting this way is not healthy and beneficial to a person. Therefore, when a person asks me, “how can you believe in God when there is so much evil in the world?” I would say that this world is full of evil, but God is greater than all the evil of the world because He is the one who created this world.... [tags: Book of Job, Suffering, Good and evil]
1066 words (3 pages)
- The Passion Of The Christ
- Russian Anti Semitism Policy And The Pogroms
- The At The End Of 2002
- The Decision Of An Executive Using Corporate Assets For Social Policies Violates Shareholders ' Autonomy
- How Economic And Social Development Since The Morales Administration Greatly Affects Society
- Equality Between Men And Women