Theodicy: Responding to the Problem of Evil

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10 Reasons Why God Allows Suffering

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2012/10/12/10-reasons-why-god-allows-suffering/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+between2worlds+%28Between+Two+Worlds%29

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36 Purposes of God in Our Suffering

http://www.apologetics315.com/2012/10/36-purposes-of-god-in-our-suffering.html

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We Don’t Take Human Evil Seriously so We Don’t Understand Why We Suffer

http://www.clayjones.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Human-Evil-and-Suffering.pdf

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The Merciful Gift of Desperation

http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/the-merciful-gift-of-desperation

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The way God uses our tragedies is by making us a blessing to other people in them so he’s never, ever wasting any of our suffering.

http://www.desiringgod.org/doctrinesofgrace

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When Life Hurts

http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/when-life-hurts

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Does God create evil?

Exodus 4:11, Isaiah 45:7 and Amos 3:6

http://carm.org/does-god-create-evil

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The simple presence of free will is not enough to explain the origin of evil, in as much as we still must ask how a good being would be inclined freely to choose evil. The inclination for the will to act in an immoral manner is already a signal of sin.

http://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/explore-the-bible/the-mystery-of-evil-11596412.html

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How Should Christians Approach the Problem of Evil

http://www.equip.org/articles/how-should-christians-approach-the-problem-of-evil/

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A BIBLICAL RESPONSE TO PERSONAL AFFLICTION AND ADVERSITY

http://www.kenboa.org/downloads/pdf/PersonalAfflictionandAdversity.pdf

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[Aurora], CO: Where Was God?

http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5437

[ASDN would like to ask, “How come no one in the media reported that James Holmes is a Christian?  Hmm?]

[Oh, right. Because James Holmes isn’t a Christian. Our bad.]

[Never mind.]

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Where is God and the Connecticut School Shooting

http://carm.org/god-connecticut-school-shooting

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The Tragedy in Connecticut: How should the Christian respond?

https://www.facebook.com/download/536113969734800/The%20Tragedy%20in%20Connecticut%20_%20What%20Not%20to%20Say.docx

[BTW, ASND wonders how many of those who immediately called for additional gun control saw this story, published the very same day as the Connecticut story (well, published everywhere but in the mainstream media, that is): “A knife-wielding man slashed 22 children and an adult at an elementary school in central China on Friday, state media reported, the latest in a series of attacks on schoolchildren in the country.” http://www.courant.com/sns-rt-us-china-stabbingsbre8bd065-20121213,0,5592318.story .]

[ ASND also wonders how many of those people saw this story, also published the same day as Connecticut: Four people set on fire during assault in North Denver http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/several-people-set-on-fire-during-attempted-robbery-in-north-denver ]

[ASND wonders if those people also call for more laws against knives and gasoline since everyone knows people don’t kill people, knives and gasoline do.]

[ASND also wonders why American school systems aren’t willing to be more like Israeli school systems, who provide protection FOR young lives rather protection against them. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=455867214470550&set=a.403851276338811.98094.396523657071573&type=1&ref=nf ]

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Last week’s shootings, which killed [20 children and 7 adults], demonstrated once again the folly of “gun-free zones,” which attract and assist people bent on mass murder instead of deterring them.

http://reason.com/archives/2009/11/11/the-folly-of-unilateral-disarm

[For those who won’t bother to actually read it, that story wasn’t actually about the Newtown, CT massacre, which was “last week” as of this writing.  That article was orginally about  another   massacre  (on a U.S. military base, no less) which, like the Newtown massacre, could have been greatly limited had there been armed adults in the building (as there are in  Israeli schools ).   It probably comes as no surprise to learn that firearm-trained teachers are prohibited from carrying those weapons of mass protection into government schools. But how many of you knew that trained U.S. soldiers are also not allowed to carry their own weapons on military bases?]

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A world without evil, could quite possibly be the worst world of all.

http://www.cranialcollision.com/2011/03/world-without-evil-my-worst-nightmare.html

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Evil as Evidence for God

http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=6023

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When anything painful, sorrowful, or grievous befalls us, it is never an act of injustice on God’s part, because God does not owe us freedom from tragedies.  He does not owe us protection from falling towers.  We are debtors to God and cannot repay.  Our only hope to avoid perishing at the hands of God is repentance.

http://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/when-towers-fall/

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There’s a purpose for why you’re in the fire.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/nick-vujicic-on-why-god-made-him-limbless-80996/

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The Magnitude, Duration, and Distribution of Evil: A Theodicy

http://andrewmbailey.com/pvi/Magnitude_Duration_Distribution.pdf

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THE DIFFICULT DOCTRINE OF THE LOVE OF GOD

http://s3.amazonaws.com/tgc-documents/carson/2000_difficult_doctrine_of_the_love_of_God.pdf

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“Natural” Evil?:

Why Would God Allow Natural Disasters?

http://www.reasons.org/blogs/take-two/why-would-god-allow-natural-disasters

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Did God Create Flesh-Eating Bacteria? A Creation Model for the Origin of Human Disease

http://www.reasons.org/articles/did-god-create-flesh-eating-bacteria-a-creation-model-for-the-origin-of-human-disease

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Viruses and God’s Providence

http://www.reasons.org/articles/viruses-and-god-s-providence

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Hurricanes and the Climate

http://www.reasons.org/articles/hurricanes-and-the-climate-part-1

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http://www.reasons.org/articles/hurricanes-and-the-climate-part-2

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Plate Tectonics Design

http://www.reasons.org/plate-tectonics-design

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Why Do People Die in Earthquakes?

Blame Corrupt Governments, Not God

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http://www.reasons.org/files/images/ezine/2012/ezine-2012-03.pdf

The Terrible Toll of Typhoon Haiyan Doesn’t Excuse Bad Policy

http://reason.com/archives/2013/11/15/the-terrible-toll-of-typhoon-haiyan-does/print

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Sci-Fi, Free Will, and the Problem of Evil

http://www.equip.org/article/sci-fi-free-will-problem-evil/

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