Oftentimes you hear skeptics attack Christianity claiming that God is evil and unjust. As atheist Stephen Fry said about God in an interview last year, “How dare [God] create a world in which there is so much misery that is not our fault? It’s not right. It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?… [God] is monstrous, utterly monstrous, and deserves no respect whatsoever.” This is not only a concern of of non-believers, however, believers struggle with this question as well. The good news is, the Bible provides a clear answer. The question arises from a misunderstanding of the world God created and how it came to be the way it is today. To answer this question we need to go back to the beginning.
In 2 Samuel 12:23, after his child dies, King David says, “But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.” Continue reading