Does God allow and use evil in this life? Some say God is a sadist, some say he is hopeless in the face of evil. What does God say? This article explains the relationship between sickness, sin, and God’s punishment, and the role of Satan in the face of evil.
Martin Luther is well-known for his theology of the cross. This theology of Luther is based on his view of the love of God and how it relates to suffering and evil. The author introduces into the discussion a Finnish school of interpretation of Luther. This school offers a new understanding of these themes in Luther's theology. In particular the real presence of Christ in the believer is highlighted.
This article considers the question whether God foreordained evil and suffering.
Did God create evil? To answer this question, another one must be asked: what is evil? This article looks at how Augustine answered both these questions.