Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Problem of Evil

The problem of Evil is roughly, “Why do bad things happen to good people.”
The difficulty with the problem of evil is that it rests on a false presupposition namely that there are “good people.”

Jesus said, “No one is good—except God alone.” Luke 18:19

As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;” Romans 3:10

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray” Isaiah 53:6

Once we accept that as Jesus says that only God is good i.e. man is not good then the problem of evil looses its teeth. The problem of evil is properly stated, “Why do bad things happen to bad people.” It is not that terrible things do not happen to people. But there is no one with no guilt save Christ alone. We all deserve hell because we have all sinned – the real question is why do sinners who deserve only condemnation sometimes receive undeserved grace.
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