Thus Augustine argues that God is still all loving, omniscient and omnipotent therefore he allows us to have free will and it is our fault we choose to do moral evil.
To take away our free will would be unloving as it would take away our ability to choose good and to love God.
Disobeying God in the Garden of Eden is seen by Augustine as a moral evil leading to the evil within the world.
The cause of this is free will and the allowance of man to have control over their actions and freedom of choice, including the ability to choose evil instead of good.
The logical problem of evil put forward by Epicurus states that evil could not exist if god was all loving and omnipotent.
Thus, because there is evil in the world God cannot exist.
Natural evil, on the other hand, can be seen as a consequence of the ‘disharmony of nature brought about by the fall’.
The presence of evil does not necessarily disprove the existence of God according to Irenaeus.
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