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If God Exists, Why Is There Evil?

Time Magazine’s cover on June 10th 1991 asked “Evil – Does it exist or do bad things just happen?” In a Darwinian world there is no evil.* We’re just DNA. Nature red in tooth and claw. But if there is a God, isn’t evil even more of a problem? How can God and evil co-exist? In this session, Michael Penfold tackles this question, looking at man’s free will and the origin of sin, evil and death, and the remedy for all of these catastrophes in the person of Jesus Christ. Readings: Mark 7.21-23, Rom 5.12, 19-21.

*(Quote from prominent atheist Richard Dawkins: “The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.”)

Complete series:

Part 1 – Does Truth Exist
Part 2 – Who Made God?
Part 3 – Where Did Life Come From?
Part 4 – Why Charles Darwin Was Wrong
Part 5 – Darwin’s Deadly Legacy
Part 6 – The Gospel: Man-Made or Divine?
Part 7 – If God Exists, Why Is There Evil?