iApologize - What's your problem? Part II
ONE - The problem of evil is a problem because we fail to examine it from a worldview perspective.
Which worldview best accounts for the origin and existence of evil?
Which worldview offers the best solution to evil?
Atheist/Materialist - Evil just is
Eastern religions - Evil is not real, it is only an illusion
Christianity/Theism - Evil is the deprivation (privation) of good
TWO - The problem of evil is a problem because we fail to have an eternal perspective and appreciate the glory that awaits us in heaven.
“Scripture and tradition habitually put the joys of heaven into the scale against the sufferings of earth, and no solution of the problem of pain that does not do so can be called a Christian one.” - C.S. Lewis
Col. 3:1-4, 1 Pet. 1:13, 1 Peter 1:3-7
If God is all-good, He wants to defeat evil.
If God is all-powerful God, He can defeat evil.
But evil is not yet defeated.
Therefore, evil will one day be defeated.
Rev. 21:1, 4
Skeptic’s argument (the problem of evil):
iApologize (the problem of evil): The eternal perspective
2 Cor. 6:4-5, 2 Cor. 4:16-18,
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
"Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going."