I am giving you a standing ovation! You did this topic justice. This is the truth! Thanks for speaking it.
I’m not much of an apologist or theologian. But I like a good faith building post that exposes the deception of the enemy.
Atheists are the most illogical beings when they use a trait that can only be defined with the existence of God to denounce His existence. This was a slam dunk!
One of the most common reasons for denying the existence of God is the problem of evil in the world. Just ask any group of atheists to give their top ten reasons for unbelief and surely one will claim as number one, “If there is a God, then why is there so much evil in the world?” For many, this is the pièce de résistance of rebuttals. How could a good God be real and allow all the suffering in the world to continue unabated – assuming He is even good? The eighteenth century philosopher, David Hume described the problem this way in Dialouges concerning Natural Religion, 1779:
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? then is he malevolent. Is he both able and willing? whence then is evil?” (Stackhouse 1998, 11)
So, the “problem of…
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