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Term: Omnibenevolent


A religious concept that a deity is all good and therefore cannot do evil. Traditionally a Christian concept, it creates a problem in monotheistic theology: if God is all good and created all things, where does evil come from? The result is the invention of a “source of evil” (the devil). Unfortunately, this means that the Devil has power that approaches that of God, resulting in two deities rather than the single deity Christians profess.