By "worldly states of affairs (WSOAs)", I mean existing states of affairs, say of the Armstrong variety. These are not the Plantingan more abstract states of affairs that exist whether or not they are actualized. I've sometimes called the WSOAs "concrete states of affairs", but as Jon Kvanvig has pointed out to me, that's inaccurate, because the worldly states of affairs include some concrete ones, like my writing this post, and some abstract ones, like two plus two being four.
- If WSOAs exist, there are some intrinsically evil contingently enduring WSOAs, such as my being sinful.
- It is wrong to freely and directly sustain in existence something that is intrinsically evil.
- God freely and directly sustains in existence everything that contingently endures.
- God does no wrong.
- Therefore, WSOAs do not exist.