Today we welcomed Pastor Dan Caffese of The Sovereign Grace Bible Church to the Dividing Line.
Christians who believe in the Bible, and the God revealed there as good and all powerful, have always faced the challenge, “If God is good and all powerful how can evil still exist in the world?” This video summarizes the Bible’s answer by considering three areas: Sinners deserve to suffer, God uses evil to promote His people’s good, and God uses evil to promote the greatest good. The video also emphasizes that we should be sensitive to the fact that there is both an intellectual and an experiential struggle with this issue and that doctrine of the cross needs to be brought into this discussion. It is also pointed out that compromised theologies regarding God’s exhaustive sovereignty leave Christians in a position which cannot answer an atheist’s argument.
Here is the YouTube link: