Why does God allow so much good in the world, when sometimes it seems human beings take it for granted? In response to the age old philosophical question of the problem of evil, perhaps there is a problem of good instead. Perhaps we are spoiled. If there was less good in the world, is it possible that mankind would be striving harder to make the world better? Does God allow too much good?
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EA we all witness good and evil every day of our lives. That is why there is law and order, without it who could live.
K&T, we are judging things good and evil every day of our lives, learn to call everything by its name and good/evil, pretty/ugly, right/wrong and the other judgmental adjectives disappears killing the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Eli: I would agree if Scripture was not written. "Without something concrete to unify calling them good or evil..." statement defies Scripture! "It is impossible for either to actually exist" when Script defines? Understanding Script gives "knowled
Scripture said "knowledge of good and evil" not "tree of good and evil" means there's only knowledge of good or evil. A tree of apples means there are concrete apples but saying "knowledge of" apples eliminates anything concrete as apples.
Eli" We've had "knowledge" since Adam (Gen 3:22). "Concrete" throughout Script! Evil: II Chron 12:14! Good: Christlike as in the Word! So it boils down to THE WORD which gives definition of both in Scripture!
NW, knowledge is knowing, man know not good nor evil, we judge them into existence. To know good or evil all man call the same things good or evil. We know the knowledge called evil and good but not the things which are good or evil.
Eli: Then Scriptures lies! Gen 3:22 "To Know!" U're looking at "carnal" man yet Script overrules "man's ways~! Script says "He would teach us ALL truth including discerning "good and evil" according to His Word. Don't u agree w/Script?
3:22 doesn't say to know what is good and what is evil but "to know good and evil." Does those 2 phrases mean the same thing? No, so learn the difference to see the Bible does not give us what is good nor evil.
That is why the definition of god's name is I AM THAT I AM, god is satisfied with the existence of everything so only produced "knowledge of good and evil' for man to confuse themselves with, not anything which is evil or good.
Eli: Evil is defined in II Chron 12:14 "And he did evil, becuz he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD." How do u seek the LORD? Study/understand Script to learn "knowledge" of Him! Matt 19:17;Mk 10:18; & Lk 18:19 "none GOOD" but (SPIRIT/I AM
NW, "he did evil" says someone judged it so, not there is anything evil. One can't do apples because they are concrete, to do evil someone judged the action evil or everyone would say that's evil but everyone don't, some will say it's good.
Eli: U speak "carnally." Both good & evil r defined in Script! No one judges but God! If the Word (judge) says evil: evil. What man says doesn't matter. Only what is written!
Please give me books, chapters and verses defining good or evil and teach every man so all man will know what is good and what is evil. I've never seen anything every man calls good or evil like we do pears or apples.
Eli: See comment under your response.
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Five Star Answer
If I could choose 2 best answers I would also choose this one. You get Five Stars for your wonderful and thoughtful answer Mr. Dierker, thank you very kindly.
Well thank you much. It is good of you to write such an encouraging note.
Eric: You hit the nail on the head when you said " ..God allows so much good to test us.." Precisely! Most fail the test ego tripping! But one will eventually look back over their life & say I should've been dead & thk JESUS who "draws" u
Deep, Kiss and Tales. Very Deep. And on top of that, you pointed out The Truth.
Thank you Feenix. We are not left alone in this world with out answers to all problems , we are certainly loved by our heavenly Father , who really wants to give us the life of paradise under Jesus rulership.
We can consider what it would take.
BB: You go! "...anything He allows is by definition, good." We may not understand but Rm 8:28 says "ALL THGS work together for "GOOD" to them that love God, to them who are called according to HIS PURPOSE."
Least we forget: We don't run nothing!
Jan: Question "searching the hearts" of Hubbers! It asks us if we can see "the will of God!" Eli neglected to see the definitions of good & evil in Script! We were created to be "humble" to God yet Adam chgd that but God "draws" us back!
I know no scripture giving a definition for good nor evil just as I see none showing me a concrete god. At least god has defined himself as I AM THAT I AM but I've seen nothing to suggest good or evil is something with a name but judged either or.
Eli: See comment above.
I answered under my post.
It amazes me how some who does not believe in God or his existence.
Now believes in God to accuse him of the things man has done to himself. So your comment can not be understood.
If my comment cannot be understood, it is because of denial, as it is straightforward and accurate. You cannot blame man for causing things that he has no control over. The God that you serve is either very foul, or he does not exist. Nothing good.
Well man has caused wars crime and even created diseases for themselfs, yet you blame God because some one want to commit a crime willfully to fellow humans. The foul lies with humans who can control their evilness, you have never spoken truth.
Then don't blame God for the GOOD either. You cant have this brazen double standard. If you see that its fit to blame man for war, crime, and disease, then you MUST also blame man for peace, order, and cures, as well. Very distorted reasoning.