According to the bible, God created the Universe ‘Ex Nihilo’. The fact that God even created the Universe demonstrates benevolence because without the Universe, there can be no life and in the Bible it is stated numerous times that Life is sacred and good; the Universe is good because it has the potential to support life. Looking into the creation of life in further detail, God created the Earth. This is demonstrative of the use of the phrase God is good because it shows His further want of life in the Universe; In Gen1 God actively creates life on Earth; he creates a perfect world on which to live on and is a truly loving thing to do, God could have created an Evil world where no Good or potential for Good can be present, God could not do this however, because he is an entirely benevolent God according to the Bible and Jesus who can only act for Good. When finished creating life on Earth
As I continue to gaze at my room here on the third floor of a multi story building in Alexandria, I am just wondering how different it is from my world, which has been quiet with very little interaction. The surroundings here are very noisey, laughter, chatter, children's shouting and banging of walls as a building nearby is being demolished and all this adds to the atmosphere of this place. I don't mind, but it is different. People here are very expressive as they talk and everyone wants to have their voices heard and the actions seen. Communication is not a problem, if you don't understand the language, at least you will get the gestures p very expressive. Then there is prayer call from the mosque, breaking all barriers of high rise building and satellite dishes on the roof tops. Then a few minutes ago there was thunder and lightening and heavy rain fall. All this adding to the character of this city - hope you can hear what I hear here sitting in my room. Where would this place be or it's people if there was no noise here - just a thought.
20.10 in Alexandria on 12 Nov 2006