In “A (Very) Brief, Gospel-Centered Defense against the Problem of Evil,” Derek Rishmawy explains how we can know, through the Gospel, that God is indeed all-powerful, all-good, and all-knowing, despite the existence of evil:
- If God raised Jesus Christ from the dead, I have good reason to believe both that he exists, and that he is unfathomably powerful.
- Furthermore, if he is good enough to send his only-begotten Son to die on behalf of a sinful, rebellious world he loves, he is unfathomably good.
- Next, if God is wise enough to use what is objectively the most horrifying, and initially apparently pointless, event in human history—the unjust murder of the Godman - for the salvation of the world, then it is entirely reasonable to trust he has a good enough reason for allowing the evil that he currently does.
- Finally, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the promise that ultimately evil will be judged, removed, and made right. There is comfort and hope for the future.
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