Good And Evil Essay

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The problem of evil has been a debated topic for many years. The question of, “why does God let bad things happen in the world” has intrigued many theologians and non-religious persons alike. To answer this question, I asked myself a few other questions. What are the assumptions, interpretation and inferences on the topic? How does point of view or perception effect this subject? Finally, what is the purpose of good and evil? What is good and what is evil? Throughout this paper I will discuss my view on why bad things happen to good people, and the necessity of evil.
Before I started this paper I came up with some assumptions. I wanted to compare and contrast what was assumed without researching the subject. I found a few assumptions that most would find or come up with. The first is, because there is evil there is no God. Another is, God is not all powerful because a “good” God would not allow evil to exist. Lastly, there is no such thing as good or evil, everything is relative. During my research of this topic I first approached the
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Could a person who has been good all their life make a mistake so despicable there is no way to correct themselves? For evil, could an evil person ever rectify their past actions and make their way in to heaven? My research pointed me in the direction of forgiveness. God will not interfere with man’s free will for the opportunity that man will choose to follow him and not evil. Nevertheless, God can forgive man for their wrong doing. Pope Francis recently said, “…In the same way, however, I can and must state that there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father” (CNN.com). Good and evil will always be a topic of interest. My conclusion is that God allowing evil in this world is no mistake. It is necessary for good and evil to exist so that God and goodness can be

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