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Is God omnibenevolent?

That is, is God morally perfect, completely good, entirely just, and all-loving?

1 John 4:16 - 19

ESV - 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.

Clarify Share Report Asked September 03 2014 Mini Gary Creel

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Mini Alex Tsirikos
Yes, God is omnibenevolent, as in he is all-loving. He loves you more than any parent or spouse ever could. And yes, God is perfect (without sin or blemish), or he would not have been able to pay for our sins with his death.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Good question, Gary: Why is God considered to be good? I.e., is God omnibenevolent? Is God morally perfect, completely good, entirely just, and all-loving?

In the first place, 
God Gives Only Good Things
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” (Matthew 7:11).
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17).

"God's goodness appears in two things, giving and forgiving." 

And second, 
God Loves Causing Good for You
Lastly, one of Satan's big lies is that God is responsible for everything that happens in the world – all the tragedy, heartache, pain and problems – everything wrong in the world. It's all smoke and mirrors to get us to doubt the goodness of God. And it allows Satan to fly under the radar, as a thief and the unseen cause of all the evil and destruction experienced by mankind.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Pastor Frank Santora 

And one way that God uses to cause good for us is that we experience forgiveness in our lives. Forgive and you will be forgiven.

"Goodness and justice are the several aspects of one unchangeable, infinitely wise, and sovereign moral perfection. God is not sometimes merciful and sometimes just, but he is eternally infinitely just and merciful." God is infinitely and unchangeably good (Zeph. 3:17 which says, "The Lord your God is in your midst; he is a warrior who can deliver. He takes great delight in you; he renews you by his love; he shouts for joy over you.”)

bible.org -- Goodness of God [EBD]

June 20 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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