I said, “Can I ask you a question? On every university campus I visit, somebody stands up and says that God is an evil God to allow all this evil into our world. This person typically says, ‘A plane crashes: Thirty people die, and twenty people live. What kind of a God would arbitrarily choose some to live and some to die?’” I continued, “but when we play God and determine whether a child within a mother’s womb should live, we argue for that as a moral right. So when human beings are given the privilege of playing God, it’s called a moral right. When God plays God, we call it an immoral act. Can you justify this for me?” That was the end of the conversation.
Does The Mere Existence of Morality Demonstrate God Exists?
When you say there’s too much evil in this world you assume there’s good. When you assume there’s good, you assume there’s such a thing as a moral law on the basis of which to differentiate between good and evil. But if you assume a moral law, you must posit a moral Law Giver, but that’s Who you’re trying to disprove and not prove. Because if there’s no moral Law Giver, there’s no moral law. If there’s no moral law, there’s no good. If there’s no good, there’s no evil. What is your question?
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me
I now maintain nothing is literally right or wrong because there is no morality…
Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.
Why Does God Allow Tragedy and Suffering?
by Lee Strobel
A Literal Fiery Hell?
“Over the centuries, Christians have debated whether hell involves literal flames. I believe, as Calvin and other theologians have, that such a discussion misses the main point of these Scripture passages—namely, we must take hell seriously. The Bible warns us in the strictest terms that it’s not a place we want to be in. And this dire warning isn’t intended merely to scare us; it is intended for our protection.”
— Dinesh D’Souza, Godforsaken
Finite suffering is a small price to pay for infinite happiness.
But why is the human choice for freedom over subordination described in the Bible as ‘sin’? Why shouldn’t we know about good and evil? What’s wrong with choosing our own way over God’s way? The answer is that this is what sin means: going with our plan over God’s plan.