A lot of people in the West complain too much about any little suffering they have to experience. But sometimes, when a very harsh suffering is felt by someone who has tried to follow Jesus, an explanation is necessary. I found something very good on the Reasonable Faith web site, written by Dr. William Lane Craig.
He makes the following points:
- We are not in a good position to assess the probability of whether God has morally sufficient reasons for the evils that occur.
- The Christian faith entails doctrines that increase the probability of the co-existence of God and evil.
- Relative to the full scope of the evidence, God’s existence is probable.
I’ve written before about point #1, in which Dr. Craig’s describes the limitations of human knowledge that make it hard for us to know for certain that a specific evil or suffering does not have a good reason…
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