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Why Is There Evil in the World?

“If God is good and all powerful, why is there evil in the world?” Skeptics like to use the existence of evil as an argument against God. If God was good, wouldn’t He want to deal with evil? If He was powerful, couldn’t He end the evil? But evil still exists, so therefore your God doesn’t.

Is God powerful enough to remove all the evil in the world? Well sure, but He would need to wipe out all of humanity. Man is not in darkness as much as he himself is darkness. We look at things like murder and rape as being evil (and they are) but what about lying, stealing, and covetousness? All sin is evil in the eyes of a holy God. The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart. The heart is deceitfully and desperately wicked above all things.

“‘If God is good and all powerful, why is there evil in the world?’ Skeptics like to use the existence of evil as an argument against God. If God was good, wouldn’t He want to deal with evil? If He was powerful, couldn’t He end the evil?”

Are you concerned about the problem of evil? Well, guess what? You’re part of the problem. Your hand is on the smoking gun. Evil deeds can never be isolated from the evildoer. So, if sinners are evil, why hasn’t God killed us all? 2 Peter 3:9 tells us, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” God has not yet cleansed the world of evil simply because He is giving people a chance to repent. Have you done that yet?

If God were to show up at 12:00 to get rid of all the evil in the world, where would you be at 12:01?

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“Way of the Master” TV

This segment is taken from the “Way of the Master” TV show, Episode: Munich.

Mark Spence

Mark Spence is the Vice President of Outreach at Living Waters and the Dean of the online School of Biblical Evangelism, with over 18,000 students enrolled since its inception. A popular speaker at conferences and universities, he also cohosts season five of the television program “Way of the Master,” engaging skeptics and equipping Christians in evangelism and apologetics. A former assistant pastor, Mark is the Producer and Editor of several Living Waters films, and he and his wife, Laura, homeschool their five children.

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