Find biblical answers to such questions as Is God responsible for everything? Why is life so unfair? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why Does God allow the strong and powerful to oppress the weak? Why has God permitted wickedness and suffering? Why would an all-powerful, all-loving, righteous God order the Israelites to slaughter men, women, and children? How could Satan, Adam, and Eve have sinned if they were perfect? Does God tempt us? Does God step in and solve our problems if we are faithful? Are there such things as absolutes? (If I do A, will I absolutely get B?) Is foreknowledge compatible with free will? Do you have a guardian angel?
Scripture asserts suffering is inevitable in a fallen world. Indeed, Christians may suffer more than do unbelievers. Why? Confronted with suffering, biblical individuals raise important questions.
The first book of the Bible, Genesis, and the book of Job explains why God has allowed bad things to happen when he has the power to stop them. William Lane Craig writes, “God has morally sufficient reasons for permitting the evil and suffering in the world.” That morally sufficient reason lies below. "The significant issue that... Continue Reading →