If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil and Suffering?

Recently, I was interviewed on The Thinking Out Loud Podcast with Kevin and Kyle. In our conversation, which centered around my book If God Is Goodwe discussed evil and suffering, faith, healing, and much more. The last year and a half have been tough on many people in many ways, (including for us as Nanci battles cancer), so the subject of suffering feels especially pertinent right now.

Here are the questions we covered. You can listen to the whole interview here, or you can listen to the questions that interest you:

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil, and Where Did It Begin?

If Eden Was Perfect, Why Did God Allow Evil to Come into the World?

Why Is the Problem of Evil and Suffering So Important?

Does God Have Limited Goodness or Knowledge? And If  So, Would It Be a Source of Comfort or Despair?

What’s the Worst Thing about the Health and Wealth Gospel? 

How Do the Apostles’ Lives and Deaths Disprove Prosperity Theology?

What’s the Relationship between Sin and Suffering?

For more related to the subject of suffering, see Randy’s book If God Is Good, as well as the devotional 90 Days of God’s Goodness and book The Goodness of God. Also, the booklet If God Is Good, Why Do We Hurt? deals with the question and shares the gospel so that both unbelievers and believers can benefit.

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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries