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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About This Course

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

What 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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Curriculum

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Course 306 is recommended before taking this course.

Section 1: The Problem of Evil and Suffering
Introduction
Preview
01:08
Doubts About God
Preview
02:51
The Problem
Preview
04:18
What is Evil
03:52
Section 2: Can This Problem Be Solved
How to Approach This Problem
05:15
How Does Buddhism Approach This Problem
07:39
How Do Other Religions Approach This Problem
04:20
Finitism
05:06
Other Bad Solutions
05:54
Article 1: Fatalism and Determinism (downloadable)
4 pages
Section 3: Understanding Evil
What is the Nature of Evil
03:55
How Evil Happens
04:14
Why Doesn't God Intervene Everytime
03:48
Section 4: Is There a Purpose to It All
Is There a Purpose to Evil
03:03
Life Without Pain
14:39
God Can Work Through Suffering
03:39
The Reality
03:36
Section 5: Freewill and Foreknowledge
Neo-Molinism
07:13
The Role of Freewill
03:27
Avoiding Evil
04:53
Article 2: Original Sin (downloadable)
4 pages
Section 6: The Ultimate Solution
What is the Ultimate Solution
04:19
The Best Path to Good
03:12
The Best Answer to Evil and Suffering
06:19
Do You Trust Him?
04:01
Section 7: Next / Previous Course for 2-Year Curriculum
Article

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

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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 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.

Instructor Biography

Creation Today, Leaders in Creation Science Education

Creation Today seeks to impact individuals to know and defend our faith in Creator God and to wholeheartedly experience and share Him through the foundations of Scripture.

As a leading, international Christian-apologetics ministry desiring to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world, Creation Today is committed to excellence, producing some of the most requested resources available on creation, apologetics, and evangelism.

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