Evil Suffering Apologetics
   

The most popular objection to belief in God is the so-called "problem of evil." Atheists point to the evil and suffering in the world and say it disproves the existence of a loving, all-powerful God. They say, "If God is all loving, He would put an end to evil and suffering. If He was all-powerful, He could put an end to evil and suffering. But since evil and suffering persist, the loving, all-powerful God of the Bible must not exist." How might Christians respond to this kind of reasoning? Why does God allow evil and suffering to persist? The resources below answer these questions and others.

ARTICLES:

"Eight Ways God Works in the Midst of Evil and Suffering" by Charlie Campbell

"Evil and Suffering Do Not Disprove God's Existence" by Charlie Campbell

"How Could a Loving God Command the Israelites to Destroy the Canaanites?" by Charlie Campbell

"Where is God in Natural Disasters?" by Erwin Lutzer (part two)

"Evil is Evidence for the Existence of God" by Charlie Campbell

"Handling Christianity's Toughest Challenge" by Lee Strobel

"What Does the Bible Say about the Problem of Evil?" by Don Stewart

"In the Wake of the Japanese Tsunami" by Charles Colson

"Why We Need Earthquakes" by Dinesh D' Souza

"The Problem of Evil" by William Lane Craig


AUDIO:

"If God Why Evil?" by Charlie Campbell

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New updated 2017 edition!
IF GOD IS LOVING, WHY IS THERE EVIL AND SUFFERING? (DVD)
by Charlie Campbell

     

Daily we are confronted with headlines about wars, famines, earthquakes, disease, tsunamis, terrorists, refugees, and death. If God existed, surely He would not allow these things to exist or to continue...or would He? And if so, why? Couldn’t He prevent some of these things? Couldn’t He have made a better world? In this DVD, Charlie Campbell answers these and several other tough theological questions related to evil and suffering. If you’ve wrestled with these questions yourself, this DVD will be comforting and instructive; but it will also help equip you to reason with atheists and other critics of the Bible who think evil and suffering disprove God’s existence. 51 minutes. Click here to purchase.

     
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      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 pages. Click here to purchase.
     
     

If God is Good, by Randy Alcorn

     
by Randy Alcorn
      Every one of us will experience suffering. Many of us are experiencing it now. As we have seen in recent years, evil is real in our world, present and close to each one of us. In such difficult times, suffering and evil beg questions about God–Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? And then, how can there be a God if suffering and evil exist? These are ancient questions, but also modern ones as well. Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and even former believers like Bart Ehrman answer the question simply: The existence of suffering and evil proves there is no God.

In this captivating new book, best-selling author Randy Alcorn challenges the logic of disbelief, and brings a fresh, realistic, and thoroughly biblical insight to the issues these important questions raise. Alcorn offers insights from his conversations with men and women whose lives have been torn apart by suffering, and yet whose faith in God burns brighter than ever. He reveals the big picture of who God is and what God is doing in the world–now and forever. And he equips you to share your faith more clearly and genuinely in this world of pain and fear.

As he did in his best-selling book, Heaven, Randy Alcorn delves deep into a profound subject, and through compelling stories, provocative questions and answers, and keen biblical understanding, he brings assurance and hope to all. Click here to purchase.

 

 



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