I think the question to your question is, what is a well-represented or well-supported historical document, and how do you, as an individual, verify its authenticity aside from believing the claims of others?
With that said, I will quote the historical source (compilation of many other sources), The Bible and use that as the authority here.
To answer your question accurately, we should first be under the correct assumptions. God does not judge us based on our good or bad deeds, God judges us in light of the goodness of His son, Jesus Christ.
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being
justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ
Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through
faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance
God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, (Romans
It's quite easy to "sin." It's not just wrongdoing, it's "missing the mark." Strong's concordance:
originally: I miss the mark, hence (a) I make a mistake, (b) I sin,
commit a sin (against God); sometimes the idea of sinning against a
fellow-creature is present. (http://biblehub.com/greek/264.htm).
The mark that we have is the Word that God has given us to live by. If we do not keep his commandments, even a little we miss the mark. It's like shooting an arrow at a bullseye. If we miss the centre, we miss the mark.
Now, God is just. We know because He says so.
6 And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord
God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness
and truth, 7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and
transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the
iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children
to the third and the fourth generation.” Exodus 34:6-7)
And we know that God cannot lie.
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He
should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and
will He not make it good? (Numbers 23:19 NKJV)
So, therefore, humanity (including every person who ever lived and was not God) has all missed the mark (sinned). As a just God every individual must have punishment for what they have done. This is justice.
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NKJV)
The punishment for that sin is death. This is not a physical death, but a death of your immortal soul, or hell (the second death Revelation 20:14).
Therefore, as a just God he must send us to hell as our reward for even missing the mark. Just as a judge in our court system is celebrating for keeping the law, He is the ultimate judge. You would not expect a judge to let a murderer go free, and you would not expect God to let a sinner go free.
Now, of course, we know by the scripture above (Romans 3:23-25) that our judgement of death was given to Jesus, instead. This demonstrates the mercy of God, which He spoke about Himself also. This makes the following true.
9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and
believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be
saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with
the mouth one confesses and is saved. (Romans 10:9-10)
Thus, the only way to accept the judgement of your name being cleared of sin and enter into the eternal dwelling with God (Heaven), is to acknowledge that Jesus bore your guilty judgement, died, and lives again eternally because He was not a liar.
Now to answer your question, does God share in the blame for evil acts in this world?
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God
cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. (James
God does not tempt people to sin (let's put away the "hardening the heart" theological debate from this). A just God would not cause His people to sin to cause them to die. That is not justice. Therefore, He does not share in the blame for this world missing the mark.
Does God share in the praise?
28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you. 29 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever! (Psalm 118:28-29)
God's love fills the earth (Psalm 119:64), whether or not we choose to accept it. So praising God is as natural and necessary as breathing (Psalm 148). He doesn't share in the praise, to Him is all of the praise.
Edit in light of the comment
God gives us free will and we make a choice to decide which path to take. It's like this, imagine your father (representing God) buys you a car so that you can have a better life. You can either choose to drive the car safely or be reckless. Also, other people have free will and could (sin) by driving their car into you. The fact that your father gave you the car is good, and he should be praised since you can do food pantry runs to serve the poor with it. If you do bad things (sin) with the car, it's your responsibility to use it wisely, and not their fault.
Giving life is obviously very different from giving a car. If somebody was to help a poor person, he could certainly take the credit for it if he chooses. But he must also consider the humbling fact that God first:
- Created time and space.
- Created the universe.
- Created the Earth.
- Created humanity.
- Gave humanity the ability to reason and decide.
- Gave humanity the ability to understand what love (giving) is.
- Gave the giver the means to give.
- Gave the receiver a means to receive.
So, without God there would not even be any type of giving to the poor at all.
Like you are saying, you could also, therefore, argue the reverse. You could say that there would be no such thing as poverty if God had never created life. Therefore He is partially to blame. The only answer that can be provided to this argument is a good quote by CS Lewis.
If God thinks this state of war in the universe a price worth paying
for free will -that is, for making a real world in which creatures can
do real good or harm and something of real importance can happen,
instead of a toy world which only moves when He pulls the strings-
then we may take it it is worth paying.
Basically, if God says that creating life and granting His creation free will is good, then it is good. He has done a good thing. He stands behind what He has done and always takes full responsibility, and even responds when His creation calls.