Theodicy

Of Omnibenevolence and Free Will

According to Christian theology, the first human beings to walk the Earth were Adam and Eve. For the purposes of reconciling God’s omnibenevolence with the existence of evil, this provides a convenient starting point (with a very convenient minimum of variables).

Given Adam and Eve, there are four possible states of affairs regarding the possible entrance of evil into the world.

  1. Adam is transworld depraved.
  2. Eve is transworld depraved.
  3. Both Adam and Eve are transworld depraved.
  4. Neither Adam nor Eve is transworld depraved.

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