Thoughts on the Way Home

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The "Problem of Evil"


One of the best and most helpful things I have ever read on the so-called "problem of evil" has now been made available online, so I would encourage you to take the time to read "The Problem of Evil" by W.R. Downing. It is full of Scripture and does a good job of defending what I believe to be the Biblical position on the issue.

While it may seem overly philosophical, this is actually an extremely practical issue. When talking to self-professed atheists about the gospel, they will almost always raise the existence of so much evil in the world as a reason why they don't believe in God. It behooves us as followers of the Lord to have a Biblical response, and I think this article will go a long way in providing one.