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Questions about the existence of evil in a world created by a good God.

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Is Matthew 13:24-30 affirming the divine theodicy for the problem of evil in the story of Adam and Eve? Or does it shift blame to a feckless god? [closed]

Is Matthew 13:24-30 affirming the divine theodicy for the problem of evil in the story of Adam and Eve? Or does it shift blame to a feckless god?: [Mat 13:24-30 NASB95] [24] Jesus presented another ...
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In 2 Thessalonians 2:11, to what does διὰ τοῦτο refer?

In 2 Thessalonians 2:11, to what does διὰ τοῦτο refer?: καὶ διὰ τοῦτο πέμπει αὐτοῖς ὁ θεὸς ἐνέργειαν πλάνης εἰς τὸ πιστεῦσαι αὐτοὺς τῷ ψεύδει, Is it the preceding verse or the next verse? The ...
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Rational Biblical answers to the non-human problem of evil [closed]

The problem of evil is well-discussed in philosophy (and somewhat less well discussed on Christianity.SE). Examples include the apparent contradiction within an omni-benevolent, omniscient God ...
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How does Paul answer the charge that God is not just?

Soldarnal asked a question about what charge Paul is defending God against in Romans 9:14. Assuming the charge is that God is unjust because chooses to love some and hate others on the basis of His ...
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What specific charge is brought against God in Romans 9:14?

In Romans 9:14, Paul asks the question, "What then shall we say? Is God unjust?" He replies, of course, "Not at all!" And then seemingly he goes on to give a reason for why God is not unjust. However, ...
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