Suffering

His Strength is Made Perfect

By R. L. Wilson / January 26, 2022

During her last few years, my mother suffered from some very debilitating health issues. After more than six decades of serving God first as a missionary in Africa, then in home-based missions, the day came when she was pretty much confined to a chair or to her bed.

Reincarnation as an Explanation of Evil

By R. L. Wilson / December 21, 2021

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. The process of reincarnation (continual rebirths) is believed to continue until the soul has reached a state of perfection and merges back with its source, believed to be God or the Universal Soul. Reincarnation is based on the law of karma.

Is Evil an Illusion?

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / December 15, 2021

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…

God Sometimes Says “No”

By John Ankerberg Show Staff / December 8, 2021

Throughout my long life as a Christian, God has answered many prayers in amazing ways. I praise Him for that! There have also been times when God—for His own sovereign reasons—said “no” to my prayers. I do not understand why, but He said “no,” and I continued to trust Him anyway.

God Can Bring Good Out of Evil

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / November 30, 2021

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…

God’s Discipline and Christian Suffering

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / November 22, 2021

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…

The Role of Satan and Demons in Human Suffering

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / November 19, 2021

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).

Why Doesn’t God Abolish All Evil Immediately?

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / November 8, 2021

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…

Does Evil Prove God Is Finite?

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / November 2, 2021

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…

Evil Does Not Disprove God is Good

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / October 26, 2021

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.…

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