ABOVE THE MATERIAL WORLD

The believers accept the existence of the supernatural, which is beyond the material world, is more powerful and can influence the events of this world, the fate of each of us, when and how he wants. Isn’t this way of thinking the way to avoid the responsibility of one’s own life?

Maybe we are talking about a beginner believer who believes that God directly influence on everything, and whatever is our fate, it will happen anyway. Many things are left to the free will of man, and often evil happens by the human fault. Church completely rejects the idea of fate because then God remains solely responsible for all sins and crimes. All the ecclesiastical authors, who thought on the topic of fate, have strongly condemned this idea.

In the case of the admission of the concept of destiny, God and not the man becomes the author of all the evils because, according to this view, a person does what God has decided. However, the man is created with the ability of free will, and he is responsible for his actions. Free will is also the cause of evil. But God has created a self-willed man, for the man, as a crown of creation, does not become an unconscious, sluggish animal, but realizes all the good things because only by choice through free will the good is conceived and evaluated.

Jesus Christ, perhaps in more vivid illustration, in the parable of the weeds explains the existence of evil in the world and the fact that God did not eliminate free will (Matthew 13.24-30). The landlord sowed good seed in his field, which means that everything that God created was good (Gen. 1:31). Then the enemy came and sowed weeds. Therefore evil does not come from God but from the evil. Field workers went to the master and proposed to eradicate the bad plants, but the landlord ordered them to keep bad plants up until the harvest.

The harvest is the end of the world and God’s judgment, which means that the goods and evils of the world are going to be together. The reason is that from the evils God can raise even greatest benefits. Also, the Church with its sanctifying, cleansing and transforming power can make wheat from the weeds, that is to say, to innovate villain people, making them religious persons and even saints.