Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Problem of Suffering and Evil Part 2



Last week we heard Dr. William Lane Craig introduce the problem of suffering and evil to his Defenders Class.  This week he tackles the intellectual problem in its logical form.  He presents it in the following syllogism:

1.      God is all-powerful and all-loving/good.
2.      Suffering exists.
3.      If God is all-powerful, then He can create any world he wants (including one with no suffering or evil).
4.      If God is all-loving/good, then He would prefer a world without suffering.

In a presentation filled with lively questions and discussion, follow along as Dr. Craig explains how hidden assumptions in statements 3 and 4 demonstrate that they are not necessarily true.  You can listen to the audio here or read the transcript here.

That you may know,
Roger

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