A very popular intellectual objection that people bring up in regards to religion such as Christianity is what is called, "the problem of evil." Skeptics commonly look at the presence of evil and suffering in the world and find it hard to believe in God if He is a so called loving, all-powerful God.
A very popular intellectual objection that people bring up in regards to religion such as Christianity is what is called, "the problem of evil." Skeptics commonly look at the presence of evil and suffering in the world and find it hard to believe in God if He is a so called loving, all-powerful God. They reason, "If God is all loving, he would end the evil and suffering. If he was all-powerful, he could end the evil and suffering. Evil and suffering persist, therefore a loving, all-powerful God must not exist." So we will attempt to respond to this kind of reasoning and hopefully answer these questions. Paraphrased from our friends over at always be ready.

Video :


"If God is Good"

Recommend Books and DVD:


IF GOD IS LOVING, WHY IS THERE EVIL AND SUFFERING? (DVD) By Charlie Campbell
At the top of many people's list of questions about God is, “If God exists and is loving, why does He allow evil and suffering?” In this study, Charlie Campbell explores the problem of evil, demonstrates that there are some very good reasons why God allows evil, and reveals how the presence of evil in the world actually turns out to be strong evidence in favor of God’s existence. DVD length: 60 minutes.




NEW! IF GOD WHY EVIL? A New Way to Think About the Question (Book) By Dr. Norman Geisler
The problem of evil is perhaps the most difficult question the Christian must face. If God is good and all-powerful, why is there suffering in the world? Can't God put an end to murder, rape, and starvation? What about earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis? Why couldn't a perfect God have made a perfect world?
In this concise but thorough book, Dr. Norman Geisler carefully answers these tough questions, using step-by-step explanations and compelling examples. He walks the reader through time-tested answers but also provides a new approach revolving around whether or not this world is the "best of all possible worlds." All this adds up to comforting news for believers: we can rest assured that God is both loving and all-powerful. Paperback, 176 page