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God & Evil: A Rapid-Fire Response

The problem of evil (pain or suffering) is probably the number one argument against the existence of God. While it is definitely not a problem that can be answered quickly and simply, I’d like to offer some short, rapid-fire responses that can be used to begin a deeper discussion: Free will – Freedom is a … Continue reading God & Evil: A Rapid-Fire Response

A Thought Experiment vs “Unjustified” Evil & Suffering

Suppose you awoke tomorrow in a state of affairs in which suffering had ceased. Not only are you no longer experiencing suffering of any kind, but you became aware that all suffering had come to an end. There was no more suffering resulting from moral or natural evil — and even gratuitous animal suffering was … Continue reading A Thought Experiment vs “Unjustified” Evil & Suffering

Why Evil & Suffering (w/ Power Point)

The “Lex Luthor” quote I referred to in my sermon was referring to a short video clip we watched prior to my talk. Lex Luthor’s comments were made to Superman in the “Batman v Superman” movie. He said, “If God is all-powerful, then He cannot be all-good, and if He is all-good, then He cannot be … Continue reading Why Evil & Suffering (w/ Power Point)

Counter Intuitive Truths: Easing the Pain When Loved Ones Die

“Pain,” or “evil” is a tough part of life, but the reason no prominent philosopher defends the logical “problem of pain” any more (ie: that pain proves God doesn’t exist) is that we can’t prove that God couldn’t have purposes for it. Chaos Theory shows how incredibly subtle things can have dramatic and far-reaching ripple … Continue reading Counter Intuitive Truths: Easing the Pain When Loved Ones Die

Believing in God in the Face of Suffering

I asked a friend of mine to explain to me exactly why he is a Christian and why he strives to live in a manner that honors God. Specifically, I asked him this question because I have seen him experience more pain and suffering than most people will ever face. Through his journey of affliction, I’ve … Continue reading Believing in God in the Face of Suffering