Didn't Epicurus trounce the idea of your god already?
For that record; Epicurus never argued against the existence of what He and his culture referred to as "Gods"
He simply understood that those particular notions of "gods" are preposterous and thus saw that any god must logically keep out of our lives.. He was almost a humanist.. maybe the first humanist? If anything he was a very successful agnostic. Indeed, the scope of his work did not really try to touch on the actual creations of the systems which he is trying to describe..
but obviously you are referring to this: "Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. If God can abolish evil, and God really wants to do it, why is there evil in the world?"
as has the same argument been presented in this thread multiple time..
to reiterate and expound:
1) Yes God already knows how things are going to turn out
1a) God's "plan" or creation event plus what is happening "now" would all be the same moment to God.
2) How things are going to turn out is "entities" that love God will exist in the perfect bliss that everyone says should exist without evil. It will happen.
3) To not Love God is evil. It is pretty simple. That is all. If you do not Love God then your thoughts, deeds, and fate will be pretty fruitless; the most you can hope for is that your offspring come to Love God.
3a) Evil is not necessarily malevolence; at least not in this context.. In the context of Good and Evil, the only thing that makes those two things relevant is the choice between the two.
3b)Trees do not choose between Good and Evil, not do tectonic plates or gamma rays as far as I am aware..when a cat is throwing it's injured prey in the air playing with it it is not evil.. it is impulse.. Good and Evil are indeed in the eye of the beholder.. however the actual measure for what is good and evil was given to us by that which beholds us. Therefore this Good and Evil does not exist from us but it exist for us.
3c)Without this "knowledge of good and evil" we would be no different than anything else in the universe but we are accountable. That is where the salvation comes in.
4) Every energy state and pattern that exist that is not "right with God" that is to say either cannot choose nor will not choose to acknowledge the creator cannot exist in an eternal bliss amongst the Creator because it has chosen to relate itself to the created things which will be unable to exist in the eternal spirit that is the perfected universe but only exist in the finite flesh. It cannot be both.
4a)Why will not God just make it both? That is why the key is forgiveness; you cannot get there through works but faith alone.. God will forgive you and enable you to the eternal.
4b)Why will not God just forgive everyone and finally abolish all evil? He does. One may be forgiven and not be aware of it and hence you yourself render it fruitless.
4c)Why will not God just make you aware of him? Well to do that he would have to dominate your identity entirely and negate that which makes you a free agent and to do that would destroy you. This is where the faith comes in as all of the evil in the world tells you that there is no God. "can't afford to be neutral on a mooooving traaiin!"
So in the context of the "big picture" putting the creation of free agents into play that by definition of "free agent" will be separate from God and hence "evil" is ALL for the sake of offering those free-agents the chance for eternal infinite existence AS individual free agents.. Then you see evil as less a malevolent act and more the underlying denominator in the entire "science project" as it has been described in this thread.
I'm sure this solves all of your misgivings with God and you are now ready to cry out to Him and ask for the strength to turn towards the life of the Spirit.