Wednesday, December 17, 2008


"It has been called the Achilles' heel of the Christian faith. Of course, I'm referring to the classical problem of the existence of evil. Philosophers such as John Stuart Mill have argued that the existence of evil demonstrates that God is either not omnipotent or not good and loving -- the reasoning being that if evil exists apart from the sovereign power of God, then by resistless logic, God cannot be deemed omnipotent. On the other hand, if God does have the power to prevent evil but fails to do it, then this would reflect upon His character, indicating that He is neither good nor loving."

It's good to know that I am not the only one that can't come up with a good explanation to The Mystery of Iniquity.


  1. Mark said...
    I've read that The Brother's Karamazov among other things amounts to a posing of the theodicy problem in the first half, and an answer in the second.
    Craig L. Adams said...
    It's worse for those determinists like Sproul who think God causes everything, both good & evil.

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