Monday, March 2, 2015

Does Evil and Suffering Prove there is no God?

Listen to John Lennox deal with this question and provide a beautiful explanation of what Christianity is all about.
John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science, and Pastoral Advisor at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University and at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and is a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum.

Books by John Lennox


  1. Evil and suffering were not part of God’s original purpose for mankind, his purpose was for humans to expand the garden of Eden throughout the earth. The first human couple rebelled against God’s rulership, choosing to set their own standards of good and bad. They turned away from God and suffered the consequences. Today we are experiencing the effects of their bad choice.

  2. Good next step once you reject the atheists argument and accept that there can be a God. Now turn to Scripture for further understanding based on Christian Truth.

  3. Further understanding takes us to Matthew 6:9-13, the Lord's prayer, where Jesus tells us to sanctify his Father's name and pray for his Kingdom to Come. Today, there is much confusion among religious teachers about God’s Kingdom. But as Jesus’ listeners knew, God’s prophets had long foretold that the Messiah, a Savior chosen by God, would rule a Kingdom that would change the world. (Isaiah 9:6, 7; Daniel 2:44) It will sanctify God’s name by exposing Satan’s lies and then overthrowing Satan and all his works. God’s Kingdom will put an end to war, sickness, famine—even death itself. (Psalm 46:9; 72:12-16; Isaiah 25:8; 33:24) When you pray for God’s Kingdom to come, you are praying for all those promises to come true.


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