ThoughtLetters filed under Suffering & Evil

Evil, Suffering, and the Sovereignty of God

Volume 26 • No. 4 • July-August 2016 Download PDF

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Who Believes What About Suffering?

Volume 25 • No. 1 • January-February 2015 Download PDF

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Did God Create Evil?

Volume 23 • No. 3 • May-June 2013 Download PDF

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Why Doesn’t God End Evil Now?

AREOPAGUS PROCLAMATION Volume 21 • No. 4 • July-August 2011 Download PDF

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Does God Feel Our Pain?

Volume 10 • No. 7 • April 2000Download PDF

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On Evil as Objective Reality

by Daryl E. Witmer, with Brandon Pustejovsky One year ago this month – on February 18, 1999 – in the Davies Auditorium at Yale University, the subject “Does God Exist?” was debated by two members of Campus Crusade for Christ and two members of the Yale Society for Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists. One key element […]

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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

by Maryanna Louise Ray of Ripley, Maine This month’s featured article by Maryanna Louise Ray of Ripley, Maine, was awarded first place (worth $250 cash) in AIIA’s 1998 essay contest for youth. Maryanna is the daughter of Pastor & Mrs. David Ray. Second place award (worth $150) went to Teisha Welch of Lee, Maine, and […]

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Why Does a Good God Allow Evil?

I don’t get it. You don’t get what? 1) God is all powerful. 2) God is good. 3) Terrible things happen. I can match any two. But I can’t match all three. What do you mean? Explain. Well, let’s suppose that God is good but not all-powerful. Things have gotten out of hand, way beyond […]

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On the Thorny Thesis of a Theodicy

It was not a pretty sight. The smallest, most fragile, babies were very quiet, much too weak to cry, all slowly dying of AIDS. But many of the others were screaming in torment. Their little frames twitched violently, over and over again, with the spasms of withdrawal. A TV camera panned the hospital nursery as […]

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