God and Evil??


There are two kinds of "evil" or "bad" things that happen in our world, moral evil and natural evil. Moral evil is evil that is willfully imposed upon the world by free moral human agents. Moral evil are things like rape and murder, which are committed by people with a free will and conscience. It results from the actions of free creatures. On the other hand we have Natural evil this is evil in the world that arises from what we call "natural" events, things that are the result of the way the world operates. This would include earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, disease, birth defects, and other aspects of our world that cause suffering and death. Of course, sometimes the two are combine, such as when flooding results in loss of human life due to poor planning or sloppy construction of buildings.


Christians believe that God is omnipotent. This means that he is all powerful and can do anything that can be logically possible. As God can only do what is logically possible, God cannot do or create what is logically impossible. Examples of logically impossible entities include "married bachelors," "square circles," and "a brother who is an only child." But these are not really entities; they are merely contrary terms that are strung together and appear to say something. Hence, everything is possible for God, but the logically impossible is not truly a thing.


(http://www.equip.org/free/DM410.htmhttp://www.vexen.co.uk/religion/theodicy_naturalevil.html)


God is also omniscient. He is all-knowing, and His all-knowingness includes the past, present, and future. He knows what had happened?, what is happening?, and what will happen?. That means he has universal knowledge of everything. He has never “learned” anything, nor has he “discovered” a new fact. He is never “surprised” by what men may do. He knows our thoughts, and the very details of our bodies


Another quality that god possesses and which is important is that he is benevolent. Everything he does is good and he loves everyone equally.