Reincarnation as an Explanation of Evil

The word reincarnation literally means to “come again in the flesh.” It involves the belief that the soul passes after death into another body. A person is believed to be born again and again and again, life after life after life.

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God Can Bring Good Out of Evil

Going to the dentist can involve short-term pain that leads to long-term benefits. Similarly, God sometimes purposefully allows us to experience short-term pain because of the long-term benefits that eventually come about. This illustrates how God can bring good out of evil. Perhaps the best modern-day example of how God can bring good out of…

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Is Evil an Illusion?

Some religious groups today claim that the present world we perceive with our five senses is an illusion. The way to recognize and overcome this illusion is to follow certain religious teachings. These groups include Hinduism and Christian Science. Let us consider a few details. The Illusory World of Hinduism Hinduism, as a religion, is…

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God Can Bring Good Out of Evil

Going to the dentist can involve short-term pain that leads to long-term benefits. Similarly, God sometimes purposefully allows us to experience short-term pain because of the long-term benefits that eventually come about. This illustrates how God can bring good out of evil. Perhaps the best modern-day example of how God can bring good out of…

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God’s Discipline and Christian Suffering

It may surprise some Christians to learn that some of the pain and suffering we experience during earthly life comes directly from the hand of God. I am referring to divine discipline. Allow me to make a distinction for you. Divine discipline is different from divine punishment. Punishment involves retribution for wrongdoing. It consists in…

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The Role of Satan and Demons in Human Suffering

Satan is pictured in Scripture as being extremely powerful and influential in the world. He is called the “prince of this world” (John 12:31), “the god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4), and the “ruler of the kingdom of the air” (Ephesians 2:2). He is also said to deceive the whole world (Revelation 12:9: 20:3). He is portrayed as having power in the governmental realm (Matthew 4:8-9; 2 Corinthians 4:4), the physical realm (Luke 13:11, 16; Acts 10:38), the angelic realm (Jude 9; Ephesians 6:11-12), and the ecclesiastical (church) realm (Revelation 2:9; 3:9).

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WHY DOESN’T GOD ABOLISH ALL EVIL IMMEDIATELY?

Atheists and agnostics often claim that if there were indeed a God who is both all-good and all-powerful, He should abolish all evil immediately. Since all human beings are sinners and all have been contaminated by evil, one would be wise to rethink the idea that God should get rid of all evil immediately. Choosing…

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Why Doesn’t God Abolish All Evil Immediately?

Atheists and agnostics often claim that if there were indeed a God who is both all-good and all-powerful, He should abolish all evil immediately. If you’ve ever wondered why doesn’t God abolish evil – keep reading. Since all human beings are sinners and all have been contaminated by evil, one would be wise to rethink…

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Does Evil Prove God Is Finite?

Some claim that the existence of evil in the world indicates God must be limited in power and is therefore finite. They suggest that God may want to do away with evil (that is, He is a good God), but He simply does not have the power to carry out His wishes. Does evil prove…

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EVIL DOES NOT DISPROVE GOD IS GOOD

Misunderstood Bible Verses Consider this trifold dilemma: 1. God is all-powerful. 2. God is all-good. 3. And yet, evil exists. Many have struggled to make sense of this trifold dilemma. However one chooses to resolve it, I am convinced that the solution is not found in denying, compromising, or redefining God’s goodness. In my thinking, there are three pivotal…

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