Many people argue that the presence of evil in the world is proof that God cannot exist, or if He does exist, cannot be good or all-powerful.
Greg Welty uses biblical exegesis alongside his experience as a philosopher to present a different conclusion. God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of the world, really does work all things for good. A must-read for anyone struggling with this issue.
Chapter titles include:
1. What is the Problem of Evil?
2. The Greater-Good Theodicy: A Threefold Argument for Three Biblical Themes
3. Licensing the Greater-Good Theodicy: God's Sovereignty over Evil
4. Limiting the Greater-Good Theodicy: The Inscrutability of God's Purposes
5. Can Free Will or the Laws of Nature Solve the Problem of Evil?
Appendix: Going Beyond Job, Joseph and Jesus for the Greater-Good Theodicy
The Big Ten: Critical Questions Answered is a Christian apologetics
series which addresses ten commonly asked questions about God, the
Bible, and Christianity. Each book, while easy to read, is challenging
and thought-provoking, dealing with subjects ranging from hell to
science. A good read whatever your present opinions. The first two titles in the series are:
Why Should I Believe Christianity? by James N. Anderson
Does Christianity Really Work? by William Edgar
About Greg Welty
Greg Welty is a pastor at Grace Baptist Church of Wake Forest. He is also the Associate Professor of Philosophy and Program Coordinator at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.