307 - Suffering, Evil and Hell

How can a Good God Allow Bad Things?
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

This is the seventh class in the Bible: Myth or Fact series. In this class we will delve into the serious and troubling problems of suffering, evil and hell. The issue of suffering and evil is one of the top reasons why people believe there is no god. They say even if there was a god, he wouldn't send people to hell, therefore if God exists he is clearly not a good God. These are serious challenges that we will explore and attempt to resolve in this lesson. We will be covering:

  • The kinds and causes of evil
  • The nature of God
  • Why a Good God allows evil

We hope this lesson will help you gain an understanding about the full scope of the problem of evil and how a Good God can allow such evil to exist. We hope you will gain confidence in the fact that there is a Good God and that He will someday defeat all evil.

What are the requirements?

  • Viewing other courses in the Bible: Myth of Fact series may be useful but not required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the sources of evil and suffering
  • Evaluate how different world views deal with the problem of evil
  • Understand why a good God allows evil, suffering and hell

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone skeptical about the existence of God
  • Anyone wanting to understand the issue of evil and suffering

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Section 1: The Problem of Evil and Suffering
Doubts About God
The Problem
What is Evil
Section 2: Can This Problem Be Solved
How to Approach This Problem
How Does Buddhism Approach This Problem
How Do Other Religions Approach This Problem
Other Bad Solutions
Article 1: Fatalism and Determinism (downloadable)
4 pages
Section 3: Understanding Evil
What is the Nature of Evil
How Evil Happens
Why Doesn't God Intervene Everytime
Section 4: Is There a Purpose to It All
Is There a Purpose to Evil
Life Without Pain
God Can Work Through Suffering
The Reality
Section 5: Freewill and Foreknowledge
The Role of Freewill
Avoiding Evil
Article 2: Original Sin (downloadable)
4 pages
Section 6: The Ultimate Solution
What is the Ultimate Solution
The Best Path to Good
The Best Answer to Evil and Suffering
Do You Trust Him?
Section 7: Next / Previous Course for 2-Year Curriculum

Proceed to the next course to continue Unshakable, the 2-Year Apologetic Curriculum.


If needed, go back to the previous course & continue Unshakable, the 2-Year Apologetic Curriculum.

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Instructor Biography

Kevin Conover, Christian Apologetics Teacher

Kevin Conover is the host of Educate for Life radio, a weekly program that airs in San Diego, California, on 1210 AM KPRZ and on You Tube-Educate for Life Video. He's interviewed many experts including organic synthetic chemist, Dr. James Tour, one of the top 50 scientists in the world, ADF President, CEO, and General Counsel Michael Farris, world renowned brain surgeon, Dr. David Levy, world wide evangelist Will Graham, and expert on human sexuality, Dr.Christopher Yuan, who is also a former homosexual, among many others. He frequently speaks at events on the truth of the Bible and is the founder of Educate for Life, a Christian education ministry, which helps people know why the Bible is the only book that can credibly be called God's Word.

Kevin Conover lives in San Diego with his wife and three kids. He earned his BA from the University of California San Diego where he was also the commencement speaker. He earned a Masters Degree in Divinity from Trinity Biblical University and a Masters Degree in Apologetics from Biola University.

He taught Christian apologetics at Horizon Christian High School for four years and was voted by the students as teacher of the year four years in a row. He is currently in his sixth year of teaching apologetics at Christian High School which is associated with Shadow Mountain Church and Pastor David Jeremiah.

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