Evil Archive

How Do Progressive Creationists Deal with the Problem of Natural Evil Prior to Adam?

Progressive creationists* believe that animal suffering and death existed for millions of years prior to the creation of Adam and Eve. Thus the question: isn’t natural evil, like moral evil, a consequence of human sin? First, old-earth progressive creationists see natural catastrophes and carnivorous animals as part of God’s “very good” creation. As such, they […]

How Could a Good God Create a World in Which Things Go Desperately Wrong?

At first blush, it may seem as though there are as many responses to this question as there are religions. In reality, there are only three. Pantheism denies the existence of good and evil because god is all and all is god. Philosophical naturalism* (the worldview undergirding evolutionism) supposes that everything is a function of […]

Two Young Callers for the Bible Answer Man

Hank takes questions from two seven year olds who ask some really good questions! Hank also emphasizes the importance of

Is religion the root of all evil?

A common refrain sung in the twenty–first century is that religion is the root cause of the great atrocities of human history. In reality, more people died as a result of secularist ideologies in the last century alone than have died in all the religiously motivated conflicts of Western history. First, the Nazi philosophy that […]

Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?

This is perhaps the most common question Christian celebrities are asked to answer on shows such as Larry King Live. At first blush, it may seem as though there are as many responses as there are religions. In reality, however, there are only three basic answers, namely pantheism, philosophical naturalism, and theism. Pantheism denies the […]

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