Essay about The, God, And The Almighty

1069 Words May 5th, 2016 5 Pages
“Surely, God will not act wickedly, And the Almighty will not pervert justice.” JOB 34:12. Going to school at a Catholic school, I was always reminded of the fundamentals of our religion: three persons in one God (aka the Holy Trinity), do not question God, for God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient, and lastly, God is just, or more generally God is good. In this excerpt from the book of Job, God’s graciousness and righteousness are questioned by Job, a man of the faith to whom justice has turned her harsh back. Eventually, Job comes to the understanding that he was being tested by God, he a pawn in a game between the Almighty and the Devil. Job, such as all Christians, is promised justice in the afterlife that would reflect his actions on earth. However, my question for God is, how can You be considered a just being if You use Your creations as pawns in a game of chess filled to the brim with evil?
I do not believe in God. For a while I thought I did, but that might have been peer pressure, or even Hegel’s team spirit, as all my classmates were raised in Catholic families. Throughout my time in elementary school, I identified most with the wager put forth by Pascal; why not believe in God, because if it turns out he does exist and you do not believe in him, you are damned for all eternity. In this essay I want to explore the principal concept that God is good. First, God’s creations are promised justice in the afterlife, the most widely understood concept of the…

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