If a god chose free will over evil, that god would not be totally and unconflictedly against evil he would not be omnibenevolent, as we are using that word in this debate in addition, if he found that he couldn't give us free will without giving us evil, he wouldn't be omnipotent. One of the most common reasons skeptics reject the existence of god is due to the presence of evil in this universe they reason that a perfect god would not create a universe in which evil exists skeptics claim that since god created everything that god must have also created evil they even cite. Evil cannot be a separate and unique substance for example, blindness is not a separate entity, but is merely a lack or privation of sight thus the augustinian theodicist would argue that the problem of evil and suffering is void because god did not create evil it was man who chose to deviate from the path of perfect goodness. Start studying the problem of evil: augustine learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools humans gave into their temptations through free choices (free will choose to disobey god they create an absence of good within augustine maintains that it is a perfect world but schiermacher argued that it is a. If the answer to “why didn’t god make man sinless” is that we would be like puppets, doing the will of god without choice then won’t men’s spirits be puppets in heaven, doing the will of god without choice why won’t god make men perfect, i mean, we would be perfect, life could be perfect, the world could be perfect.
Some suggest that god created us in an imperfect material world so that we would not rely on ourselves but come to love and rely on the perfect god (2 cor 1:8-9) we were created with a desire and. Suffering in the holocaust- more debate than other religions natural and moral evil is not god's fault- he created a perfect world so he is not responsible and is perfect evil is due to free will, god did not create a perfect world as evil is valuable.
If evil continues and god continues to allow evil to happen, then god is keeping those people alive who are committing evil humans acting in an evil manner is just them not being up to the expectations of how a human should behave. However, evil is not really a created thing you can't see, touch, feel, smell or hear evil it is not one of the fundamental forces of physics, nor does it consist of matter, energy, or the spatial dimensions of the universe still, skeptics like to claim that god created evil and cite the bible to prove their point. Second: 1) god created every thing 2) god did not create evil 3) therefore, evil is not a thing the key to success here, is the truthfulness of two premises if augustine can offer evidence through natural theology that god exists as creator and also that god is good, making everything he created also good, then the conclusion--evil is not a.
The problem of evil can be phrased in several ways one approach addresses the origin of evil, prompting the syllogism (a series of statements that form a reasoned argument): 1) god created all things 2) evil is a thing 3) therefore, god created evil if the first two premises are true, the conclusion is inescapable. Billy graham's simple answer may help you make sense of the problems in this world why god didn’t make man perfect by billy graham stories billy graham’s my answer: why god didn’t make man perfect did god know the human race was going to end up fighting and killing each other and so forth if so, why did he bother to make us.
The second reason is that god has no reason to create the universe the third reason is that god did not create a perfect universe or a perfect world and yet he is supposed to be supernatural and perfect the fourth reason is that no one could create a supernatural being the last reason is that he cannot be seen. Clement's idea was criticised for its inability to explain suffering in the world, if evil did not exist he was also pressed by gnostics scholars with the question as to why god did not create creatures that did not lack the good.
Examples of physical evil are famine, illness, natural disasters and death now evil is not something in itself, but a lack of something that should be present, eg a lie lacks in truth god does not create evil since it is not a thing to be created evil is an imperfection, lack or void in god's creation. Evil is the absence of good, or better, evil is the absence of god god did not have to create evil, but rather only allow for the absence of good god did not create evil, but he does allow evil if god had not allowed for the possibility of evil, both mankind and angels would be serving god out of obligation, not choice.