The Problem of Evil

The origin of evil is not the Creator but the creature’s freely choosing sin and selfishness. If you ake away all sin and selfishness and you would have heaven on earth. No one can be that perfect for this to happen. Everyone sins, everyone make mistakes, and everyone is selfish at one time or another. We are responsible for our own choices not God. Physical suffering is the result as sin. All evil in the world was created by man, God had nothing to do with how we act in a certian way. Sin is to choose to do what is wrong which makes all human beings sinners even if we think we are perfect. Nothing is perfect except God.

God is the source of all life and joy. The best people are the ones who are most reluctant to call themselves good people. For example when someone is good at a certain sport and they know it, when people compliment them on it they disagree. No one is really good though if you think about it. We all make mistakes and learn from them and hopefully never do them again and maybe steer other people away from bad decisions becuase they are aware of the result. Until then we continue to make bad choices and learn from them, it is how humans work. There will forever be a continuous loop.

What about the philosophical problem?  Why do bad things happen to good people? The question makes three questionable assumptions. Who are we to say that we are good people in the first place? Everyone has sinned whether they think so or not. Not a single person is “good” we aren’t perfect, but God is. Evil is not a thing, being, or entity, it is a wrong choice. All things made are good. If God makes everything so perfect, why aren’t humans perfect? The answer to this is technically we are all perfect, but the choices we make are not controlled by God. Whether it is the right or wrong choice it is ours, not God’s.

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