Daily Archives: July 8, 2015

Stephen Cowan asks: does God have a reason for allowing evil and suffering?


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Here is an article by Steven Cowan about the problems of evil and suffering.


The problem of evil is no doubt the most serious challenge to belief in God. Even religious believers find it troubling that evil exists in the world—and so much evil! It is puzzling, to say the least, that an all-powerful, absolutely good being would allow evil to exist in his creation. And yet it does. Evil and suffering exist and they are often overwhelming in their magnitude.

Now let’s find out what a noseeum is, and how it relates to the existence of evil and suffering:

However, perhaps God’s existence is incompatible with a certain kind of evil that exists. For example, the atheist William Rowe has argued that God’s existence is inconsistent with pointless or gratuitous evil. By “pointless evil,” Rowe means evil that does not and cannot serve…

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GodLife: What do people see in you?

Scripture: “People who don’t believe are living all around you. They may say that you are doing wrong. So live such good lives that they will see the good you do, and they will give glory to God on the day he comes.” 1 Peter 2:12

Are you in a situation in which you’re not able to share your faith?

Maybe you’ll get in trouble because your work won’t allow it. Or perhaps you could even be risking your life. God calls us to live in a way that honors Him so that even without using words others will see love and compassion in you, and eventually have a desire to honor God, too. How can this look in your life?

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