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If there is an all powerful Creator, why does evil exist? Another way of thinking about it is to consider who initiates wicked actions, which gives two possibilities, Divine responsibility or human culpability. God directs his subjects to commit sins for reasons unknown to us. This is known as predestination. The troubling implication is that we should ...


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Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus:"outside the Church there is no salvation".[ (cf. The Church: The Church, the necessary means of salvation | New Advent] Catechism of the Catholic Church: "Outside the Church there is no salvation" 846 How are we to understand this affirmation, often repeated by the Church Fathers? Re-formulated positively, it means ...


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Yes because it is Dogma. (Modern adherents to Vatican II will dispute this). Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, 1441, ex cathedra:“The… Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that all those who are outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans but also Jews or heretics and schismatics, cannot share in eternal life and will go into ...


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I'm trying not to give an answer that's purely a quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, but the matter is discussed so well there that there isn't much I feel I can add to it: 816 "The sole Church of Christ [is that] which our Savior, after his Resurrection, entrusted to Peter’s pastoral care, commissioning him and the other apostles to extend ...


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my goodness, they've lifted the censorship. how magnanimous. the primary reason evil exists is because God truly, completely, and freely grants human beings free will. no strings attached. the fallen nature of our human race is axiomatic in Christian theology. and it ain't God's fault and it is logically unreasonable to blame God for evil that is the ...


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This question indeed must have made many a person think which ever religion he may believe in concerning the existence of "evil and Suffering". To many the one responsible is the devil or satan as referred by the church.It is very true in the mind of many that all the wickedness and evil around us is caused by the devil. As a bible believing Christian we ...


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Yes, your arguments are correct. Here is some expansion and support… The first and best answer to suffering is the freewill defense. For God to make free creatures is worthwhile; truly free creatures are able to act for good or evil. People who cannot do certain things are not truly free. A person needs no other response, but other responses are available ...


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God exists and evil exists. Evil, according to Maimonides, the preeminent mediaeval Spanish rabbi and philosopher, comes in three varieties. Natural evils, evils committed against ourselves, and evils commited against other humans. Natural evils are what the name implies–evils existing in nature. Natural evils are not intrinsically evil, and affect us only ...



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