If God is the ultimate cause of all that comes to pass, including evil and sinful things, can he be rightly charged with unrighteousness? This article considers the discussion on how to reconcile the problem of evil with a good God. It explains with some biblical illustrations that though God is the ultimate cause of all things, he is never the efficient cause of evil, and thus is not blameworthy for it.
Is it a problem that a good God permits evil? This article discusses the problem of evil, offering five questions that must be asked and answered.
Does the existence of evil nullify the existence of the good and all-powerful God? This is the problem that the existence of evil poses. To answer this question this article looks at the objections raised from the intellectual and emotional side of the problem of evil. The author points to God as the solution.
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.
The problem of evil is a serious challenge to the Christian faith. What is the theoretical structure of the problem? This article surveys current (1978) views in theological literature on this problem. The paper identifies two important formulations of the problem from an atheistic position. It then formulates possible responses to these atheistic positions, from a Christian theological and philosophical position.
The article attempts to define and discuss the problem of evil, citing its existence in creation where an omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent God could have made certain it does not affect people, at least his chosen ones. In the discussion, the article engages the views of anti-theists, proponents of the free-will defense, and other Reformed theologians. The conclusion answers the question whether God would and did create a world containing evil.
The author gives a short discussion of the problem of evil, especially from a biblical perspective. In the discussion, the author deals with the church's description of it as privation and negation as well as (actual) privation. Despite its existence, the believer is expected to experience it and come out of it victorious.