The word “god” encompasses a wide range, from mortal gods who age and die to the Platonic ideal of a God who created everything from nothing.

Thus you had Roman emperors who declared themselves gods, with temples and worship, or Shinto emperors who are and were revered as gods, yet expected to age and die.

The Norse pantheon all expected to die, in Ragnorok if nowhere else, though some (such as Balder) died sooner. The Greek and Roman gods dealt with the gods they supplanted and the threat of being supplanted themselves.

With a world of mortal gods the question of evil is fairly simple. The gods came into a world already established and a world that they have yet to master.

With a Platonic Ideal God, the issue becomes more difficult. Such a God created the world and all of its motion from nothing and it all exists at his or her sufferance. Evil exists only because such a God allows it.

Somewhere between those extremes we have a God who organized the world from pre-existing elements.

I came down in the beginning in the midst of all the intelligences thou hast seen.

Abraham 3:21

The question then becomes just how infinite or how powerful God is?

Is such a God the source of all evil and suffering or is he or she a bulwark against outside forces that create evil?

Are they powerful enough to save us now?

Or is our hope that in the end no evil shall be able to permanently separate us from God?

38. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8

How do you view God?