REWIND: Why Does God Allow Suffering and Evil?

Earlier in this series we rid ourselves of the notion that God is the cause of all things that happen in this world. The scriptures remind us that Satan is very active in this world, working now in the disobedient. We also rid ourselves of the idea that everything happens for a reason. The scriptures tell us that time and chance are factors in this world. Therefore, there is such a thing as being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Finally, we also noted that the scriptures tell us that bad things can happen when we make bad decisions. Ultimately, we see that the scriptures teach that God is not the cause of suffering and evil.

Rather than looking at evil as evidence that there is not a God, we must recognize that evil is actually proof for God. By recognizing evil we must assume there is an objective standard upon which this assessment is made. For example…

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