Reasons to Believe

Problem of Evil

  • Why the Universe Is the Way It Is

    From a naturalistic perspective, the pain, death, decay, and evil that humans and all life experience serve no real purpose. They simply are the consequence of a random set of cosmic coincidences that … more

  • Natural Evil or Moral Evil

    Philosophers and theologians recognize two kinds of evil: moral and natural.2 Moral evil stems from human action (or inaction in some cases). Natural evil occurs as a consequence of … more

  • Noah’s Flood: A Bird’s-Eye View

    by Steve Sarigianis

    Ms. Johnson smiles and settles her class for the week’s lesson. She opens the Bible on her lap and begins to read the story of Noah's flood. Her first-graders sit … more

  • Creature Mortality: From Creation Or The Fall?

    by John C. Munday Jr. Professor of natural sciences at Regent University in Virginia Beach

    JETS 35/1 (March 1992) 51-68 Reprinted with permission from Evangelical Theological Society (2002)

    A … more

  • The Physics of Sin

    "I never loved my wife. Don't I deserve to be happy?" "I needed that money more than he did, so it's okay that I took it. Besides, he owes me for the time when…" Justification for sin comes … more

  • Biospheres Deemed Failures

    Two tests of space travelers’ ability to support themselves independent of Earth have taken place in the Arizona desert (see www.bio2.edu). In 1991 a team of eight adults were sealed inside a … more

  • Black Holes, Singularities, and Wormholes

    Two tests of space travelers’ ability to support themselves independent of Earth have taken place in the Arizona desert (see www.bio2.edu). In 1991 a team of eight adults were sealed inside a … more

  • Why Shorter Life Spans?

    None of the explanations offered in the accompanying article imply that God randomly selected the life span of early humans or that He simply reacted to natural disasters in shortening human life. … more

  • Problem of Evil

    by Dr. Ron Nash

    In the last installment of this series, I noted that the problem of evil is for most people the toughest question to deal with.  I also pointed out the importance of breaking the … more

  • "Evil" Argues for "Good"

    In the last issue of Connections, I began to address this familiar objection to the Christian faith: How does the Christian account for the existence of "natural evil" (the tragedy of destruction and … more

  • Good God, Cruel World

    A recent letter to RTB asks a familiar question: “How do you explain events like natural disasters that cause mass destruction, millions of deaths, and indiscernible suffering throughout the … more

  • God's Mercy in Death

    1) the righteous (those submitted to God—all evil deeds are erased and forgotten and their reward is based on good deeds alone; 2) the wicked (those who are rebellious—all good deeds are … more