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Everything that has an opposite cannot exist without having one (except for God of course). God, by His very nature is good, in fact Goodness itself! So, if one of his creatures were to do something against his nature or wishes, such as to commit a sin, they/it would become evil. In other words, anything that is not good or or is against good, is evil. By ...
The Doors of the Sea by David Bentley Hart, from an Orthodox perspective. The Justification Of God by John Piper, from a Reformed perspective. This book is more focused on the question of how can God be called good if he has sovereignly ordained that some people be damned, but the existence of God is clearly an implication of that question. As it's written ...
The Mormon church teaches the concept of opposition: in order for good to be appreciated there must exist evil, in order for salad to taste good there must be junk food etc. A very good description can be found in "Confessions of a Sociopath" by M.E. Thomas (despite the title and author) http://www.lds.org/search?lang=eng&query=opposition
In order for there to be good, there has to be evil, or good would not be good, it would simply be a state of being since there would be nothing to compare it to.
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