But there is wiggle room. To make progress, we might distinguish two kinds of evil: The number of deaths in developing countries is generally an order of magnitude higher than in developed countries. Richard Dawkins put it like this: Is it possible to make sense of such awful events?
Crime and war is part of the price of our being free to choose our way.
In one part, there is the argument that why can't god just create good people with free will? Others would link the breakage to the fall itself, and believe the human decision to turn away from God dragged the whole of nature along and introduced or made worse these cataclysmic events.
To speak of a specific earthquake or tsunami as a judgment from God on a particular sin is pure speculation.
It is a classic philosophy question that can never be convincingly answered. God is love, and His character is perfectly unselfish, and just.
How can I make you like Admah? God can, and does, bring great good out of terrible tragedies Romans 8: Some mistakenly think that God always sends calamities to punish sinners. Is God on vacation? But the truth is quite the opposite.
Robertson's claim will strike many as ludicrous, if not offensive. And as the LORD took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the LORD will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you; and you shall be plucked off the land which you are entering to take possession of it.So, does God have ‘anything to do’ with natural disasters?
We all agree that nature is fallen and as a result there are faults in the earth that cause earthquakes, and earthquakes cause tidal waves. Natural evil consists of any deformity within the natural world that leads to suffering such as: natural disasters, diseases, predatorial animals, and bodily weaknesses.
This article will argue that natural evil can be plausibly explained. Again, though natural disasters with their indiscriminate loss of life may indicate to some that God does not care, Paul insists that God is not far from each one of us. God has so ordered things in our present world to make us realize that we need Him much more than we are currently willing to acknowledge.
First, natural disasters are "natural" in the sense that they are the result of the natural laws of our world. The God who created the heavens and the earth (Genesis ) designed the laws of nature, and those laws periodically lead to earthquakes, hurricanes, or tsunamis.
Why does God allow natural disasters? At the heart of Haiti's humanitarian crisis is an age old question for many religious people - how can God allow such terrible things to happen?
Philosopher David Bain examines the arguments. We must remember this world is not our home. While natural disasters are a reality in this life, for the children of God, there will be no disasters in eternity.
2. God is sovereign.Download