Misconception: if god is good and pain exists in your life, it's because your faith is not strong enough this ideology has been believed by many for thousands of years even in the ancient book of job, his wife and friends insinuate that job must have unrepentant sin in his life. Why is there evil in the world there is evil because god gave humans a choice love is a choice, after all and from the garden, to now, we have chosen sin. Dr robert owens this question has confounded philosophers for ages and led countless millions to blame god for all the evil in the world we must have faith if we're going to question whether god is the author of evil since the bible says of god, you are good, and the source of good. Written by a former atheist, this article gives you six clear reasons to conclude that god exists no arm-twisting concise and straightforward evidence answering the question, 'is there a god. If god is not all-good, then to pain and despair we must add the threat of immanent divine sadism each of these alternatives is at least as problematic as the christian alternative, so the skeptic has merely exchanged one answer he doesn't like for others equally unpleasant.
The general stance is that if there was a perfectly good, all-knowing, all-powerful god, then there would be no evil or suffering in the world death, disease, old age, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and starvation would not feature in life's equation. God is good in that he has sent his son to destroy the works of the devil (1 john 3:8) jesus called satan the ruler of this world (john 12:31), which means satan has been allowed a certain amount of authority over this earth.
By looking back to jesus' death on the cross and looking ahead to the hope of a new heavens and new earth, we can understand god's overwhelming love for us and the promise that victory will. God is so powerful and so good that he defeats evil by turning it toward good for example, joseph's brothers betrayed him, abandoned him, and seemingly destroyed him his ensuing years were spent in slavery and prison. It all raises questions about god—why would an all-good and all-powerful god create a world full of evil and suffering how can there be a god if suffering and evil exist atheists such as richard dawkins and even former believers like bart ehrman answer the question simply: the existence of suffering and evil proves there is no god. Yet pain breaks god's heart, and so god has taken man's misuse and abuse of free will and redeemed it god isn't about righting all the wrongs on earth but, he is about taking the wrongs and making something beautiful of them.
God is good, and he created everything in this world to be good as it says so in genesis but there are those who oppose god the greatest opposition comes from the devil who seeks to steal, kill and destroy (john 10:10. Why did god allow the holocaust god allowed the holocaust for the same reason that he has permitted all human suffering: to settle moral issues that were raised long ago the bible clearly indicates that at present the devil, not god, rules the world. When god created the world, everything was good suffering in the world is a result of human beings turning away from god - our relationship with god and other people has turned sour instead of doing what is right, what pleases god, we all do what pleases ourselves, at the expense of angering god, and hurting other people. When god converts and saves a sinner there is an amazing unspeakable manifestation of god's divine love as the poor soul is snatched from going to hell and he is on the way to heaven because of god's great love. If god really is good, if he loves us, if he knows everything and is powerful enough to prevent any harm from coming to us, why do we suffer below is a talk i gave at a thinking matters apologetics conference in new zealand a few years ago that addresses this question.
Defeating nazism and giving the land of israel back to the jews is a classic example of god's thwarting satan's plan and bringing about good in spite of the evil in all of his doings, god is just (psalm 145:17. God will make everything right further, god is going to fix it up, but he hasn't done it yet here is the age-old dilemma: if god is all-good, as the bible says, then he would want to get rid of evil if he is all-powerful, then he could do it. Perhaps a harder hitting version is: if there is a just god, why do good people suffer now suffering does serve a purpose in the material world pain retards us from damaging our bodies. In such difficult times, suffering and evil beg questions about god—why would an all-good and all-powerful god create a world full of evil and suffering and then, how can there be a god if suffering and evil exist. Rather, bad things happen in the freedom that comes with the gift of life when bad things happen to any of god's children, god is grieved and suffers with us, experienced most vividly in the hurt and suffering of jesus the christ for all humanity.
If there is some moral standard the critic is basing their position on, then the problem of evil becomes an argument for not against the reality of god after all, in order to call something good or evil, there must be an underlying standard of right and wrong. A god has provided for personal salvation - the promise of eternal life in heaven where there is no suffering (revelation 21:4) one must simply put his trust in the payment for sin god provided through christ's death on the cross (john 3:16-18 acts 10:38-43: etc. There is no logical fallacy in that statement of the problem of evil god is good god is all-powerful god created the world the world contains evil where is the contradiction what they really mean is this: god is good god is all-powerful god created the world the world shouldn't contain evil the world contains evil.
In god the father's merciful acceptance of christ's death in the place of the eternal death of a repentant sinner, god is good when a person has repented of sin and asked for god's mercy and the gift of god's holy spirit, god lives and works in that person , through the power of that spirit. Suffering can fall into three simple categories: emotional, mental, and physical suffering but, there are a variety of causes for suffering: morally corrupt (evil) people, disease, earthquakes, floods, famine, etc there are different explanations for why god allows suffering, but none of them can satisfy everyone. If god is so good why is there evil this question has confounded philosophers for ages and led countless millions to blame god for all the evil in the world we must have faith if we're going to question whether god is the author of evil since the bible says of god, you are good, and the source of good.