July 23, 2017 - If God is good, how can there be so much suffering in the world?

Is God failing us?

The corruption all around us stands in stark contrast to everything we think we know about God. Whence all this evil? Where did all this pain and suffering come from? This isn’t a world worthy of God, the good and loving creator.

The technical term for this problem is theodicy. Traditionally, Christians believe God to be all-loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful. If all three of these conditions are true, so the model goes, no evil can exist. So which of these is failing us—God’s love, God’s knowledge, or God’s power?