The worst aspect of the problem of evil is eternal evil, hell. Does hell not contradict a loving and omnipotent God? This book review was written by Hank Griffith of South Suburban Evangelical Free Church in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
The problem of evil is the most serious problem in the world. It is also the one serious objection to the existence of God. No sane person wants hell to exist.
When Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote his great Summa Theologica, he could find only two objections to the existence of God, even though he tried to list at least three objections to every one of the thousands of theses he tried to prove in that great work. One of the two objections is the apparent ability of natural science to explain everything in our experience without God; and the other is the problem of evil. The problem of evil is the most serious problem in the world. It is also the one serious objection to the existence of God.
More people have abandoned their faith because of the problem of evil than for any other reason. It is certainly the greatest test of faith, the greatest… (CONTINUE READING)