Resources: Suffering and Evil

Deliverance Ministry, addressing issues such as demonic deliverance

By Gerry Breshears | July 5, 2010
The following paragraphs represent a sixth draft of a statement of principles developed by a diverse group of pastors and professors represent­ing various evangelical traditions. I am the primary author of this document, but it has been developed with extensive interaction in the group.

Did God create evil?

By Randy Alcorn | July 30, 2014

Question from a reader:

If God created all things, then doesn’t that mean he created evil? Isaiah 45:7 “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”

Do human beings really have free will? How does that fit with God's sovereignty?

By Randy Alcorn | September 5, 2007
God is not the author of evil. Neither, however, is He ever the victim of evil. His hands are never tied by evil. He's never painted into a corner by evil. When Jesus went to the cross He didn't fall into Satan's trap—Satan fell into His. Wills were being exercised, but men weren't calling the shots—God was.