Nature Of Evil Research Paper

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The argument from evil, supposes that because there is evil in the world, God therefore cannot be omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. These characteristics are used to describe the essence of the God of Christianity, so according to the argument from evil, God does not exist. Because if He did exist as an all-powerful, loving being, He would not allow such evil to prevail. So, does the fact of evil make it irrational to believe in God? No, the fact of evil does not make it irrational to believe in God. Evil is real and is a result of our free will, which, I will argue, is the only plausible way God, who is characterized by His full attributes described in traditional theism, could have destined humanity to live. Further, a free world where evil exists is the only world where humans may become complete creations. In a free world, where we are presented with genuine choices of right or wrong, we are therefore able to grow morally, to become complete beings in communion with God. …show more content…
However, it is a necessary consequence. Humanity has been created in the image of God which includes the necessity of free will. When one harms another, the action of harm is the result of sinful willing, which we are capable of because of God’s choosing to make us free. Similarly, when one shows compassion to another, the action of compassion is the result of moral willing, which we are also capable of because of our free will. Free will provides one with choices to act either morally or immorally, and without this autonomy humanity would exist as carefree robots, preprogrammed and uncapable of genuine feeling. By giving us free will, God is creating with goodness, because a world devoid of the possibility of moral evil would be one in which we did not exist. If we value our free will, something that defines us as humans, living with the risk of moral evil is a necessity of the human

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