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Apologetics Resource: Responding to the Problem of Evil

Are you prepared to respond to common objections on the problem of evil?

Why does God allow evil?

Even though God made evil possible by giving us free will, it is humans that made evil actual by choosing to rebel against God.

How will Heaven mitigate our suffering on earth?

Heaven will dwarf our suffering into insignificance.

What good is the suffering I endure?

God uses suffering to teach us, refine us, and help us be more like Jesus.

What is the value of free will?

If the choice is between being a robot and being free, most, if not all, of us would opt for freedom.

What happens to those who have never heard the gospel?

There is not a single person who has lived on this planet that did not have an opportunity to see God. We are all responsible to God because he has shown himself to us.

Why is eternal punishment fair?

Eternal punishment is fitting for the eternally unrepentant.

Why do bad things happen to good people?

There is a difference between a good person and a person that does good things.

How might it be fair that God ordered the killing of Canaanite children?

Answer the skeptic: How might it be fair that God ordered the killing of Canaanite children? It is interesting whenever a skeptic discusses the problem of evil and the destruction of the Canaanites. Many times the skeptic will say that... Continue Reading →

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