orangetom1999 wrote:I have great problems with these types of philosophical arguments or debate points.
My problem with the concept is the debate over God being good. I find this to be a flawed argument in lieu of the plethora of what men tend to think is good...or bad.
My understanding is that God is Sovereign ..not that God is good..but that God is Sovereign.
God is just. And justice is good.
A recent poster I won't even bother to name argued against the ridiculousness of saying "God=good, gov't=bad, therefore God exists" .. something like that.
Fine, that's an acceptable point but the converse must also be true. Likewise, it can't be argued that "God=bad, therefore God doesn't exist." And besides, like you alluded to Tom, we can't even agree as human beings on what is good or bad, so how do we then have the right to declare God as bad?
Arguments are always made that God ended lives, therefore God is bad. God and God alone, being SOVEREIGN, has the right to create life and destroy life. Every time God has ended a life or lives, He has done it for the betterment of the human race. Period. Is a surgeon evil because he ends the life of the cells in a tumor he removes? No.