‘If God created the world perfect, why is there so much disease within it?’   It is necessary to start by saying this question is not without theological explanation. Many orthodox believers consider disease and illness to have come about as a result of human rebellion from God (aka The Fall). This is the idea […]

Wouldn’t the world be happier if everyone was programmed to respond to God’s loving advances and not commit evil? Think of a world where freewill has been removed. A world in which humans do not act in response to anger, lust, revenge, selfish desire, greed etc. Sounds great but is this a loving world? After […]

‘Why does God give people freewill if he knows they will misuse it and do evil things in the world?’ One explanation of how evil comes to exist independently of God and the world is advanced by Augustine of Hippo who, before converting to Christianity in the fourth century, lived a thoroughly immoral and decadent […]