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God and Evil

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The Existence of Sin and Evil

Why does God allow evil?

Did God create evil?

Did God create sin?

How can I believe in the goodness of God when there is so much evil in the world?

Does God love Satan?

If God knew that Satan would rebel, why did He create him?

If God knew that Adam and Eve would sin, why did He create them?

Why does God allow deception?

Why does God create people when He knows they are going to go to hell?

Does God tempt us to sin? What about Abraham in Genesis chapter 22?

God’s Character

Is God evil?

Why do the wicked prosper?

Can God sin? If God cannot sin, is He truly omnipotent?

Does God killing people make Him a murderer?

Why did God order the killing of people in the Old Testament?

Does God make mistakes?

Can God lie?

Is God an egomaniac?

Is God a megalomaniac?

Is God / the Bible sexist?

Is God cruel?

Is God a moral monster?

Is Richard Dawkins’ caricature of the God of the Old Testament accurate?

Is God selfish?


Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?

Why does God allow good things to happen to bad people?

Why does God allow the innocent to suffer?

Why do Christians suffer?

Does God cause suffering?

Why does God not seem to care about the millions of starving children in the world?

Why did God let my house burn down in a fire?

Why did God create mosquitoes?

Health Problems

Why does God allow sickness?

Is it sometimes God’s will for believers to be sick?

Why does God allow birth defects?

Why does God allow people to be disabled / handicapped?

Why doesn’t God heal everyone?

Why won’t God heal amputees?

War and Disasters

Why did God condone such terrible violence in the Old Testament?

Why did God command the extermination of the Canaanites?

Why does God allow evil men like Hitler and Saddam to come into power?

Why did God allow the Holocaust?

Where was God on September 11th?

Why does God allow natural disasters, i.e. earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis?

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God’s Relationship to Us

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