Theistic Worldview Analysis

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The theistic worldview maintains that the universe was created by a perfect being who continues to actively observe it. Conversely, the atheistic worldview avows to a belief in the existence of only the materialistic world, which they contend was not created by a supernatural being. Non-believers commonly employ arguments that are grounded in the problem of evil to dispute the theist’s divine creator. The problem of evil elicits the question of how a perfect and loving God could allow evil, such as human suffering and wrongdoing, to exist in the world (Morris 263). To support their theistic worldview, it is imperative that Christians evaluate and devise logical answers to the problem of evil. Through theistic arguments, it can be shown that …show more content…
The reality of “stable natural laws” and the human environment such laws facilitate is that they are conducive to free-willed creatures making real moral choices (Morris 274). People find themselves challenged daily to make decisions that impact their value system. Consequently, individuals have the opportunity to grow and learn from the choices and mistakes they make through their life experience. If God is love and loves humankind, then it would stand to reason that He desires for them to reach the place for which they were designed because He would want them to be “fulfilled and their happiness attained” (Lewis …show more content…
They suggest that if God had unlimited power He would be able to stop all evil before it occurred. C.S. Lewis noted in his book The Problem of Pain that if something is “self-contradictory it is absolutely impossible” and can be considered intrinsically impossible because it carries its impossibility within itself” (561). He argues that the Omnipotence of God means that He has the power to do anything that is intrinsically possible; however, God cannot do anything that is intrinsically impossible (Lewis 561). For example, God cannot give human beings something such as reason or free will and simultaneously withhold that thing (Lewis 561). Thus, the law of contradiction that applies to human beings also holds true to

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