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Life on a Broken Planet
The Christian Worldview and the Problem of Evil
3. if God is good, why…?
Life on a Broken Planet:
The Problem of Evil
Sincerely yours, G.K. Chesterton
God has a morally justifiable reason - consistent with His goodness and sovereignty and character - for having created a world in which evil can (and does) occur…
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness...27 So God created mankind in his own image*, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
*Imago dei [Latin] – image of God
God is an immortal, free, moral being…
God specifically created humans to be immortal, free moral agents, responsible for their own actions…
“without this doctrine - SIN - that so offends us, we are incomprehensible to ourselves…”
v. 19-22 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope thatthe creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
v. 12, 18,19 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—18 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
Life on a Broken Planet
But ultimately it’s because we live on a…
Ok, we’re responsible… but how could God create us knowing we would bring evil into the cosmos?
Can God’s love and justice coexist?