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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:
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.
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|Section 1: The Problem of Evil and Suffering|
Doubts About GodPreview
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)
|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
|Section 5: Freewill and Foreknowledge|
The Role of Freewill
Article 2: Original Sin (downloadable)
|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.
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 is currently working towards 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 third year of teaching apologetics at Christian High School which is associated with Shadow Mountain Church and Pastor David Jeremiah.
Kevin is a volunteer assistant pastor at Skyline Church with Dr. Jim Garlow, a frequent guest host on the Bob Siegel radio show, and speaks at a variety of events on the truth of the Bible. He is the founder of a Christian education ministry, Educate For Life, which helps people know why the Bible is the only book that can credibly be called God's Word.