Randy Alcorn's Blog: Suffering and Evil

What Role Can Satan and Demons Have in the Life of a Believer?

Theologian G. C. Berkouwer said, “There can be no sound theology without a sound demonology.” Some deny the existence of demons, regarding them as mere symbols of man’s inhumanity to man. But even those who believe the Bible tend to develop sloppy demonology.

When It Comes to Our Suffering, God “Gets It”

Jesus suffered the same trials and temptations we do. God understands our worst losses and heartbreaks, even our temptations: “Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted” (Hebrews 2:18).

God Wondrously Displays His Greatness When He Brings Good out of Bad

Sin and death, the Fall and the Curse, Satan and his demons, the Hell we deserve—what powerful obstacles for God to overcome. But the biggest obstacle was the satisfaction of His own holiness. For God to demonstrate His greatness, He had to overcome all these obstacles.

God Will Use Weakness and Failure to Build Your Faith

I’m sharing a guest blog today that is, to me, breathtaking and somewhat stunning. It won’t strike everyone as encouraging, perhaps, because it comes out of pain. However, I think it’s a bold and valuable perspective, one that we need to hear.

Lessons from the Book of Job

We share this in common with Job—God doesn’t specifically explain why He permits evil and suffering to fall upon us. He wants us to trust Him. In one sense, Job is everyman.

When Your Pain Makes It Hard to Say “It Is Well with My Soul”

I greatly appreciated these thoughts EPM staff member Shauna Hernandez recently shared about the loss of her mom and trusting God in grief. What she wrote is beautiful and powerful, and applicable to any who have suffered loss and pain.