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.