Friday, May 15, 2009

Keep reading if you want the Answer to the Problem of Evil

In light of the last post regarding an inadequate answer to the problem of evil, I thought I would share the answer to the problem of evil.

When someone confronts you with the problem of evil, answer them with the Cross!
  • Tell them that the same God who permitted the fall is the God who died on the cross to do something about it (Acts 20:28).
  • Tell them that the same God who allowed all this evil, is the God who will wipe away every tear and make His creation new again (Rev 21:4-5)
  • Tell them that our God, somehow, will use all this evil for the good of those who love Him (Rom 8:28).

As my professor Michael Horton counsels: the problem of evil cannot be answered philosophically or ontologically, only historically!