Short Essay #1
Short Essay on Hamartiology
Harmartiology is the study of sin. Many people have confusion on the reason why it existent’s when God created the world. Recently, a neighbor questions the very thing. He’s having trouble with his faith and doesn’t understand why natural catastrophes, disease’s and other things that plagued humans. Before this question can be answered it’s important to know the truth of evil in a Biblical view.
The problem with evil is the perception of what it is. In today’s society evil acts are not considered evil; most are justified for the purpose. Evil is an act of that is not “not in the keeping with the nature or will of God.” If a person ...view middle of the document...
When God made the world and the first people there was not any evil; however, Adam and Eve made a decision to go against Gods word, they sinned. As a result, God cursed all man with original sin. This resulted in an imbalance of the world, therefore bad things started happening. In essence there had to be consequences for sin. This has resulted to a variety of ideas to explain the sinful nature of man, resulting in the original pollution of sin or man commits sin by freewill. These views have many inconsistencies with the Biblical text and take away the need for Jesus Christ.
It’s prudent for theodicy to be internally consistent to be sure it “won’t succumb to the problem of evil.”It’s meant to answer questions to uphold the Christian views of the Bible’s word. Many scriptures support Biblical sin through Adam which can be found in many versus such as Romans 5:12 and Psalm 51:5.
Unfortunately, people will face many trials and tribulations in life. When something very painful happens, it’s natural to want to put blame on someone. Often the pain...