The question is whether the terrible suffering in the world – and the amount of suffering in the world is terrible – is incompatible with the existence of God. I think the answer of whether …Continue Reading
Why Does God Allow His Creation to Have Free Will?
The freewill defense goes back all the way to Augustine in the 5th century. The idea is that God wanted there to be creatures with freewill. He wanted to make creatures in his own image. …Continue Reading
Will there be Freewill in Heaven?
There are several different answers to the question. One is that God may see it as very appropriate to have free creatures at some stage, but not necessarily free creatures at every stage. Just as …Continue Reading
What Role Do our Presuppositions Play in our Worldviews?
What is the Bible’s Answer for the ‘Problem of Suffering’?
If you look at the Bible for answers to the question, “why does God permit evil‟, I am not sure that you will find any really straightforward, definite answers. For example, Paul says, “he fills …Continue Reading
Have you Personally Experienced Evil in your Life?
Of course everybody’s life contains suffering. At least everybody who has gotten to be my age has undergone suffering in their lives at one time or another. Among the things that have most shown evil …Continue Reading