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We must learn that to expect God to do everything while we do nothing is not faith but superstition

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"We must learn that to expect God to do everything while we do nothing is not faith but superstition." -Dr M.L. King Before reading this essay one must recognise that out of Faith comes superstition, and out of superstition comes faith. Faith brings out hope, whereas Superstition brings about doubt. Evil, to both Christians and non-Christians, is that which is morally wrong or bad. It is usually someone or something that causes harm, pain, misery, and even death. Christians regard it as anything that goes against the word of God (The Bible). God is considered to be all knowing, all present, morally and spiritually perfect, and all-powerful. Therefore the idea that God is all-powerful and evil exists is to many people a contradiction. Now one must, when faced with this problem and assuming that both an all-powerful God and Evil exist, come up with an answer of educated demeanor. ...read more.

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i.e. Person trips up, breaks leg and therefore has to go to hospital, while they are in hospital they are not present in their office and their office burns down; therefore them breaking their leg and going to hospital has saved them from being burnt alive in their office building. Another, although slightly simpler idea, is that of (for example) a girl puts her hand into a flame and burns it, but in doing so learns from her mistake and probably/hopefully won't do it again. The final argument that one can think of is that conceived in the Bible of FREEWILL. This simply states that God has given mankind the option to do whatever it wants. This is not saying that God has no control, God could step in at any time and put a stop to it. i.e. The Great Flood. ...read more.

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Man is too fearful as to the true answer to God, which is the unknown, and Evil, which is where the superstition comes from, and so man is unable to grasp the true concept of why man sees evil or why there is evil. Superstition is only really used in times when there is personal stress, social stress or a crisis, this fits in with the concept of God and Evil, because man is unsure of the answer. One has got to remember that one person's faith can be an other's superstition, even within the same sect of religious belief. Therefore quotes in the Bible about Good and Evil are simply models and that they are not the true, whole answer. For, from God's eternal perspective, everything can be good. 1 "Soul Making properties" - John Hick ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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