Sunday, May 21, 2017

Weeks 5 and 6: How Can God Exist? Look at All the Pain, Evil and Suffering in the World!

We are continuing our teaching series called, "BIG Questions Unbelievers Ask." This week, we are exploring the question, "How can the existence of an all-loving and all-powerful God compatible with the existence of evil?" This is a common point of confusion for many outsiders to our faith, as well as some Christians.

Part 1: Moral Evil

Key Themes:
  • Understanding the difference between answering the logical problem of evil vs. people's personal pain and suffering
  • The philosophical problem of evil
  • Addressing the "moral" problem of evil
  • Considering how the existence of evil reveals good
  • Christians as part of the solution to the problem of evil

Digging Deeper:
  • Book: "How Can a Good and All-Powerful God Allow Evil?" Without a Doubt, by Kenneth Samples 

Part 2: Natural Evil

Key Themes:
  • Brief review of part 1
  • Overview of the old-earth creation approach to "natural evil"
  • Overview of the two creation model of Scripture

Digging Deeper: