First off, I guess I must be described as a Christian, at least that would be my cultural background.
As a matter of fact though – I have never practised religion, it plays no part in my life, nor my family.
I also have never read the Bible. Most of my knowledge comes from lurking places like this one, reading what is written and applying common sense to the arguments as they are given. I highly thank many of the people of this place for spending their time putting forward their points of view, and spending their time explaining the factual parts. I am pretty sure that among the many lurkers, or people like me who really don’t know enough to even enter a discussion, your efforts, although not always acknowledged are highly appreciated. So yeah – thanks people (of both sides of the coin).
I post this here as it appears that discussions of religion – in this case the Christian one ( I think) often lead to backs and forth more suitable for this forum.
A major issue as I understand it seems to be the problem of evil – as applied to the (commonly described) Christian God.
Having not read the Bible, could someone educate me?
Where exactly is it stated that God is Omni-benevolent, Omnipotent, and Omniscient ?
Is this just an interpretation – or is it explicitly stated?
Excuse my ignorance And thanks again for your time.