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Describe what the followers of Christianity may believe about the power of good and evil

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Describe what the followers of Christianity may believe about the power of good and evil There is a lot of evil in the world. There is suffering in the world which is caused by human beings doing things which are evil, but there is also suffering which is caused by the way things are in our world such as hurricanes and earthquakes, which is called natural evil. When people deliberately are cruel or dishonest in the world, this is called moral evil. Natural evil is suffering which is caused by natural disasters such as floods. Religious believers may have problems about their beliefs because of the suffering that takes place in the world. There are a lot of natural evil such as starvation in third world countries, tornado's, floods and diseases. Some may think that if God is good, then why is he not stopping all this evil and suffering. Whereas others may say that we cannot understand God's reasons for evil and suffering but instead we should respond to it by helping the people who suffer. ...read more.

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Some people believe that the evil-does will get punished for their deed by going to hell forever but others believe that the person will go to hell for a certain amount of time like a prison sentence. A lot of Christians say that we do not know why there is evil and suffering, and it may be something that only God understands. They believe that when they are suffering they become closer to God and see how much they need their faith in God. Some believe that God gave people a free will, so because he gave them a choice, people can choose to do right or wrong. They believe that having faith in God is enough and God forgives his people. Others believe that if you do wrong, you will go to hell but God does forgive in the end and you will go to heaven. Christians believe the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden who ate from the forbidden tree. ...read more.

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They are such things as not to commit sins such as murder, adultery, stealing and rape. Christians are told to honour and respect parents, be kind to others and be faithful. There is a lot of suffering in the world; such as the natural disasters that happened in the Caribbean islands or the Tsunami earthquakes is Asia. There are lots of ways to do good deeds by helping the people who were victims of natural disasters. You can help to rebuild homes, medically care for the victims hurt and send aid and money. There are many religious organisations such as Christian Aid, CAFOD and Tear Fund, which work towards sharing out the world's wealth more fairly. Christians believe that even the little deeds count. Helping a neighbour when they need it most is an act of good. Jesus taught people to "love thy neighbour". Christians believe that giving up your own time to help others is good. It can be from giving up weekends to coach a football team to a nurse helping out the elderly and disabled. Christians believe that God rewards even the most littlest of actions. Nargis Begum ...read more.

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