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The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil

February 11, 2024



How can God Exist if There is Evil and Suffering?

1. Suffering was not part of God’s

2. Suffering can be our


Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering

produces perseverance. Romans 5:3


All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God

opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves,

therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all

your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5b-7


3. Sometimes the only appropriate response to suffering is


Psalm 42 | Psalm 44 | Psalm 77

Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour

might pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you.

Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will. Mark 14:35-36

Jesus wept. John 11:35


4. Someday suffering will

Colossians / Revelation




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