By looking at the bible’s honest questioning of evil, god’s response to evil, and the scriptural solution to evil, one can address this problem using almost nothing other than god’s word of course, this question ties into theology and philosophy as well. The answers to the problem of evil are known as 'theodicy', which literally means god justified, (meaning god is justified despite the existence of evil) here is a summary of the issues and their well-considered theodicy's (answers to the problems of evil), presented by theologians and philosophers over the centuries. The existence of god and the problem of evil has been a problem for long that men have searched for the reason why evil persist in a world claimed to be created by god who is omnipotent, omniscience and all-merciful.
The problem of evil troubles believers and well it should how to explain the moral evil of human acts and the natural evil of nature how could god be both all-powerful and all-good philosophers of religion offer 'defenses' (no logical contradiction between evil and god's existence) and 'theodicies' (complete systems explaining why god allows evil. The problem of evil is often formulated in two forms: the logical problem of evil and the evidential problem of evil the logical form of the argument tries to show a logical impossibility in the coexistence of god and evil,   while the evidential form tries to show that given the evil in the world, it is improbable that there is an. A discussion on the problem of evil will g 3/6/08 this is part of a long and interesting discussion i had with an atheist philosopher about the problem of evil, and whether it could be dealt with effectively by a new expression of theodicy. A discussion of god, mission, life and eternity following christ in today's challenging world big questions considered the greatest problem in philosophy by others, engaged as a battle unto death by others the gospel is god's solution to the problem of evil.
The problem of evil is often called the problem of suffering, so, in discussion of theology, the word is often used the way i use it of course, the problem of evil doesn't depend on my definition you can substitute any other definition, sensible or non-sensible, and the poe is still bulletproof. The epistemic question posed by evil is whether the world contains undesirable states of affairs that provide the basis for an argument that makes it unreasonable to believe in the existence of god. Video: reconciling god & the problem of evil this lesson will explore the philosophical process of rectifying god with evil in doing so, it will define theodicy while explaining the works of. The god's rock problem is the preferred paradox to frame these sorts of questions, and one much more ambiguously resolved in theology than the problem of evil it states that if god is omnipotent could he create a rock large enough that even he couldn't lift it. The bible leaves some things unanswered when it comes to the problem of evil, but this much it does tell us: god uses evil for his own purposes we see this in the story of joseph and his brothers genesis 37:4 tells us that joseph’s brothers hated him.
The seemingly unavoidable contradiction between the existence of a personal god and the reality of evil provides a crucial point of entry not only for discussion both of (1) argument for and against the existence of god and (2) the nature and character of such a god, but also, as neiman suggests, the problem of evil is itself an organizing principle for history of philosophy. Raymond lam „the problem of evil and theodicy: a non-classical approach through the philosophy of the gospels‟ john‟s eschatology provides a slightly different theodicy: he narrates a battle between the forces of god, light, and life, against the forces of darkness, death, sin, and evil. Study play moral evil evil consequence or suffering that is a direct effect of sinful behavior it accounts for evil - god is doing the best he can with material that is intractable, chaotic and co-eternal with him he should not be blamed for the amount of evil in the world the problem of evil: augustine.
Atheist philosopher dan linford has agreed to publicly discuss the problem of evil with new apologetics the aim of this dialogue / debate is to test the solution offered by new apologetics to determine whether it is, in fact, the definitive solution to the philosophical / theological problem of evil. If everything is god and god is everything, then you can’t have opposites like good and evil therefore evil is an illusion so, when pantheists try to use the “problem of evil” argument against christians, they are being inconsistent with their world view. Toward that end, we examined six defenses of god against the problem of evil: the test defense, the lesson-learning defense, the punishment defense, the virtue defense, the free will defense, and the epistemic contrast defense.
By confining the discussion to key debates on the image of god, original sin, and the problem of evil from a range of different perspectives, the editors have achieved that rare combination of theological depth with philosophical sophistication in engagement with historical and contemporary perspectives on evolutionary theory. Chapter 3: philosophy of religion proofs for the existence of god the problem of evil there is an argument that is advanced in order to prove that either there is no god at all or that the god of the western religions can not exist. Discussion: the problem of evil by cameron bertuzzi posted on august 15, 2017 august 21, 2017 this saturday i’ll be hosting an exciting live discussion between two christians and two atheists on the problem of evil. The problem of god provides an accessible paradigm for understanding and answering common objections to god, scripture, and the historical person of jesus without needing to be a philosopher, language expert, or historian.
The problem of evil, then, must be recast as the problem of unjustified evil it is clear, for the reasons described above, that not all evil is unjustified some evil is brought into the world not by god but by man, and it is better that free agents and some evil exist than that no free agents and no evil exist. The problem of evil je speaks february 21, 2008 if god exists, then god eliminates as much evil as god can (2,3) 5 if god exists, then god is omnipotent 6 if something is omnipotent, it can do anything these are questions to which we will return in our discussion of the paradoxes of omnipotence. Logical problem of evil the existence of evil and suffering in our world seems to pose a serious challenge to belief in the existence of a perfect godif god were all-knowing, it seems that god would know about all of the horrible things that happen in our world. The problem of evil is a problem for everyone january 13, 2017 | gavin ortlund problem of good the problem of evil is a problem for everyone if god exists, we have to explain why evil is here but if god does not exist, we have to explain why we find “evil” objectionable the christian can struggle with evil the skeptic must also.