The Confident Christian
10/13/13 at 10:57 AM 2 Comments

Slideshow: Evil and the God Question

text size A A A

Commenting on the problem of reconciling the idea of God and evil, the Greek philosopher Epicurus is supposed to have said:

“Is He willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then He is impotent. Is He able, but not willing? Then He is malevolent. Is He both able and willing? Whence then is evil? Is He neither willing or able? Then why call Him God?”

For people like me, this problem is not theoretical at all, but hits very close to home. Having lost my first wife very young to a rare cancer, I struggled a lot with reconciling how an all-powerful and good God could let such a thing happen.

My next presentation in the free Essentials of Apologetics series focuses on the problem of theodicy, that is, understanding how evil and God can co-exist. Answers for such a difficult topic are needed for both the head and the heart, and it's my hope that this presentation provides what's needed.

CP Blogs do not necessarily reflect the views of The Christian Post. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s).