THE OMNIPOTENCE OF GOD AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL (2)

☆》WHO IS GOD?

    There are many floating facts on the notion of who God is, but these facts are better left out of unnecessary analysis for the sake of the Truth so as not to suffer. So the basic and fundamental source of the truth on Who is God is considered from the point of view of the Bible. 

     It is however important to note here that the Bible is taken in its literary and historical context and the reason for this is given below. The Bible affirms that,

“God is good” (Mark 10:18).


This is God being the sole form of good and goodness thereof, both in His essence and existence. Omnipotence of God is centred on the nature of God: being ‘Good’. The analytic article ‘WHO’ denote that of essence and not just mere existence.

Being good for God is necessarily who He is and not just what He can do alone.

   Hence if God is Good essentially, that leaves us with the question of morality in it’s absolute sense. Like I would often posit,

I dont see the problem of morality as being the struggle between good and evil, rather it is that which is concerned with the pursuit and fulfillment of the ‘Good will’.

The goodwill here is not that of human society and social institutions, it is more of the will of God. I presume some might want to suppose and ask that where is that God? If He is, they claim not to see Him having direct involvement in the affairs of His creation. How did I know? The second epistle of Saint Peter testifies that, 

“…Knowing this first, that there shall come  in the last days scoffers, walking after  their own lusts, And saying, Where is  the promise of his coming? for since the  fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the  creation. For this they willingly are  ignorant of, that by the word of God the  heavens were of old, and the earth  standing out of the water and in the water:..” (2 Peter 2:3-5). 

With first the part, some holds it that God has deserted His creation and has absconded, which is why the standard of morality in the world is falsely argued to be relative since it is void of a moral absolute; God. But the concluding part of the quotation affirms God’s authority over and His direct involvement in the affairs of His creations; even the atheists inclusive. 

So if God is GOOD and is necessarily involved and concerned in the affairs of His creations, what then is EVIL? How do we come about EVIL in the world since the world is a part of God’s good creations? 

Check out the next article on this topic for the answers.

        …I Believe!

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