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Greg Koukl on the Problem of Evil

Release date:

November 28, 2021

Whenever you watch the news, it becomes increasingly clear that the world isn’t the way it’s supposed to be. But how did things go so wrong in the first place? And if something has gone wrong, does this imply that God is either indifferent to our plight or powerless to do anything about it? How are we to reconcile the existence of a good and all-powerful God with the problem of evil? On this episode, Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions and more with Greg Koukl, founder and president of Stand to Reason. In his book The Story of Reality, Greg argues that, at the end of the day, the Christian worldview is the only belief system that both acknowledges the existence of evil and provides a solution for it.

Show Quote:

For goodness to be real in the objective sense, it has to have a quality that matches a set standard, a scoring system, which allows us to determine whether it is good or not. But if we are talking about what is objectively morally good, where is the scoring system? Unless you have an individual person that transcends the natural world whose character is good at the core by definition, then there can’t be an objective goodness, only personal preference.

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