How to Respond to the Problem of Evil

How to Respond to the Problem of Evil

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Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason answers a question about how to respond to someone who rejects God because of the problem of evil. Listen to the entire #STRask podcast featuring Greg Koukl and Amy Hall here: https://www.str.org/w/-strask-may-27-2019

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11 thoughts on “How to Respond to the Problem of Evil

  1. Red Hen

    Go ahead and put "Harlequin's disease" into the search engine of your choice and hit the Images tab. I'll wait right here for your answer.

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply
  2. The Truth Doctor

    This doesn’t solve the problem of evil for those who actually do believe in God. I just don’t get it. If you truly consider the depth,
    scope, and volume of pain and suffering in this world…No answer I’ve ever heard fully satisfies my soul. So I disturbingly continue to live in the question.

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply
  3. Dave Rogg

    I don’t even know how or when I subscribed to this channel, but I thank God it’s reality now. That was so good for the “evil” argument. Thank you, kind sir, for this teaching!!!!

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply
  4. MrShmanckles

    Excellent!

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply
  5. Bri Ward

    Free Will answers this question very easily. Using the Word Allow presupposes a Free Will. Now if the person believes that God is the Determiner of everything then you have a real problem. However, A.W. Tozer answers this very nicely “The eternal decree of God decided not which choice man should make but that he should be free to make it. If in His absolute freedom God has willed to give man limited freedom, who is there to stay His hand or say, 'What doest thou?' Man’s will is free because God is sovereign. A God less than sovereign could not bestow moral freedom upon His creatures. He would be afraid to do so.”

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply
  6. Don Winson

    Anti theists have preyed on unsuspecting people and drilled the idea of problem of evil to refute the existence of God. Unfortunately many have taken the bait. Christians have to equip ourselves to prove them wrong.

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply
  7. Ryuu Bryan

    I disagree on the world is not what it was ment to be .since God knows ALL THAT INCLUDES THE FUTURE.if he planned th future and planned Jesus Christ..his death. He knew we would fall. I believe he had a hand in this free will came from God. He made us to fall and sin.. he put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden. He made Lucifer and knew he would go bad . I believe in free will. But God's will is stronger.. we are only responsible too a point kind of like a parent who is responsible for there kids..to teach them and help them grow up.

    We are all in a sort of box..we have our limits .God does not..

    If we stray to far .God will fix that..

    Just like a Shepherd who sees a sheep leave the heard he will go and get.him.

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply
  8. Ryuu Bryan

    Maybe its only evil to us .but not evil to God.. evil can be like fire..fire does. Burn..but fire provides warmth. Fire tempers steel..

    Fire does destroy. But if its a forest..seeds fall from pinecones because the heat opens them..the seeds fall on the ground..that got burnt because of the fire. The ground became good for seeds..after the fire the plants regrow..or sprout new life..

    Then storms..bring rain (which waters plants, thunder (which creates fire) and wind blows seeds farther way .

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply
  9. Ryuu Bryan

    I tried Google-ing the hebrew and Jewish words for Evil and sin..google is no help?

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply
  10. bible truth

    One one the best theological books -)

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply
  11. Rob Mc

    I'm discussing morality with someone right now, thank you for the pointers, God bless you STR ministry!

    July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply

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