Would A “Loving” God Allow Anything Bad to Happen to His Creation?

Reblogged from CrossExamined.org.

Would a “Loving” God
Allow Anything Bad to Happen
to His Creation?


The “problem of evil” is often cited by unbelievers when they explain their disbelief: How could an all-powerful, all-loving God allow His created children to experience pain and suffering? In my latest book, God’s Crime Scene, I examine the problem of evil as one of eight pieces of evidence in the universe. Evil is often cited as a form of exculpating evidence, eliminating the reasonable inference of God’s existence. An ancient form of the problem is sometimes attributed to Epicurus:

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

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2 thoughts on “Would A “Loving” God Allow Anything Bad to Happen to His Creation?

  1. This article is certainly timely in light of the evil shootings yesterday. Evil is alive in our world, but we can know our God is interested in His creation. He cared so much he sent His Son to redeem us from the evil one. sInce it is the time of celebrating the advent of Jesus the Messiah we can exult in knowing He loves us enough to suffer and die for us. Thanks for sharing this article.


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