Discussing Suffering and Evil on FamilyLife Today
June 14, 2010
Randy Alcorn talks about evil and suffering on Family Life Today. This is a three part series that aired June 16-18, 2010.
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In my life, I’d already seen enough evil and suffering to feel deeply troubled by it. What I needed was to find perspective on what troubled me. In this process of writing If God Is Good, I’ve taken most pleasure in focusing closely on God, exploring his attributes of goodness, love, holiness, justice, patience, grace and mercy.
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