Is God Evil?


Richard Dawkins - one of the four horsemen of the new atheism - writes in his book “The God Delusion” that the God of the Old Testament is, “arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”1 So is Dawkins right? Is God evil?

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Why World Missions?

MissionsWe watched this video last Sunday night. This is one of the best sermons I have heard on world missions. I'm not a limited atonement guy (not in the sense that traditional Calvinists are), but Platt does a good job of meshing it with his view of missions - though it takes only a smart part of his message it doesn't detract from the main point. I highly recommend Christian's watch this.


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The Story of Christmas

It's not Christmas, but this animated video does and excellent job of telling the Christmas story.




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The Gospel in 5 Minutes

I don't remember how I first came across this video but it is by far one of the best presentations I have seen of the gospel, and it's only about 5 minutes long.



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Evil and Suffering

GravesOne of the most difficult problems in Christian theology is the problem of theodicy: the problem of evil and suffering. The philosopher David Hume summarized the problem; “Is he (God) willing to prevent evil, but not able? then is he impotent. Is he able, but not willing? then is he malevolent. Is he both able and willing? whence then is evil?” Christians believe God is all powerful (omnipotent), all knowing (omniscient), all good (Omnibenevolent), and present everywhere at once (omnipresent). So Hume’s question goes like this; if God is all powerful and there is evil in the world, then God must not be good; however, if God is all good and there is evil in the world, then God must not be all powerful. What God can not be is all powerful and good because there is such a thing as evil. But Christians say that God is all powerful and good; so why is there evil in the world?

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