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Good and Evil. Many Christians believe that Good comes from God, and Evil also technically comes from God. Christians believe that God created every thing; however the finer details of these creations are arguable

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Good and Evil a) Describe what followers of the religion you are studying may believe about the power of good and the power of evil. (24) b) Explain how followers of the religion you are studying may be influenced by these beliefs. (21) You must refer to the religion you are studying in your answer. Describe what followers of the religion you are studying may believe about the power of good and the power of evil. (24) Many Christians believe that Good comes from God, and Evil also technically comes from God. Christians believe that God created every thing; however the finer details of these creations are arguable. In the Bible, Genesis 2:31 tells us that "God saw everything that he had made, and it was very good". This clearly states that God created Good, and therefore, Christians believe that good created good. Many Christians believe that God is the only power that can create good, however, some believe that evil can create good. Christians are monotheistic. They believe that God, and only God is omnipotent, which means that they believe he has the power to do anything he wishes. Using this logic, he could create Good, and he could create evil. The minority of Christians who claim evil too can create Good say that "doing evil can provoke something Good" and therefore create Good. ...read more.

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"After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." Jesus answers Satan's persistence by saying 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test." > The Old Testament; the story of Job. Satan causes a man who is well and of good health to become unwell, to lose his children and lose his wealth. Inspite of all the evil that had been placed upon him, he refused to curse God. Later on, Job found healing and his fortune was restored to him. Explain how followers of the religion you are studying may be influenced by these beliefs. (21) Evil can influence people in many different ways. In most cultures, evil is something non-physical, which can pass through people. Everyone has heard of the saying "Evil possesses him", which very much drives the point home. However, some Christians embrace evil, saying that "suffering is a necessary part of life. [We] cannot have life as we know it without evil." These people's lives might not be changed as dramatically as others for the fact that they accept evil. However, it seems quite farfetched that they would like to be evil and thus will take necessary precautions and actions to ensure that they themselves are as good as possible. ...read more.

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Many people experience envy, and it occurs when you want something you cannot have. * Greed (for-mentioned) is described as "intense and selfish desire for food, wealth, or power." Many people can act upon greed, and it doesn't have good consequences! Actions include betrayal and theft. * Sloth is another of the 7 deadly sins. According to many sources, sloth used to be described much differently to how it is now. At present, it is described as pure laziness, whilst in previous eras it was described as sadness or despair. * Wrath is described as extreme anger, which is a common sin, as evil causes much distress, resulting in anger. However, giving into anger is very dangerous as it can lead to murder, which of course is a major sin. * Gluttony is a 7 deadly sin also, and is in relation to greed and over-consumption of food. There aren't major consequences to giving in to gluttony, however it will stop you from contributing food to the poor, who cannot get food themselves. * Pride is considered to be the most serious sin, Many Christians see that evil is only present when good is not. Therefore, many people believe that they should do as much good as possible to overcome evil. They may do so by supporting things that do not harm animals, the environment or other humans. They may buy organic products, non-animal-tested products and may try to be more eco-friendly. ?? ?? ?? ?? James McComas ...read more.

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