Clay Jones - Why Does God Allow Evil?
The most vexing question facing Christianity and confronting the individual Christian is “Why does God allow evil?” Skeptics contend that this question cannot be answered, and believers often fear the skeptics might be right. Some Christians think their only refuge is to say, “We’ll find out in heaven.” But is that all the Christian has to offer? No. Talbot School of Theology visiting scholar Clay Jones has been studying this question for decades and has written a book entitled, Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life’s Toughest Questions. In that book he argues persuasively that we do know why God allows evil—the Bible tells us! In this four-part series Clay will indeed provide some of the compelling answers for why God allows evil. Along the way, Clay will explain why we suffer for Adam’s sin, why bad things happen to “good” people, what free will is, why free will is important, how we can have free will in heaven but not sin, and how our suffering is a required part of preparing us for eternity. Being able to answer why God allows evil enables us to answer the skeptic, comfort the Christian, and increase our confidence in the truth of historic Christianity. After all, we can’t love the Lord will all our minds and secretly believe that Christianity can’t answer the tough questions. This series will help you answer the toughest question of all: Why does God allow evil?
“Why Does God Allow Evil?” with Clay Jones Session 1
Christians and even most non-Christians know that the Bible teaches that Adam and Eve sinned and that we all now suffer for their sin. But why? How could it be fair that today we suffer for a sin that some couple committed many millennia ago? How could it be fair that we all suffer everything fro...
“Why Does God Allow Evil?” with Clay Jones Session 2
One of the most common questions Christians hear is “Why do bad things happen to good people?” After all, if there are good people, how could a good God not prevent them from the severe suffering they endure? Not only do skeptics argue that not being able to answer this question is proof that God...
“Why Does God Allow Evil?” with Clay Jones Session 3
The most popular answer to the question of why God allows evil is that God gave humans free will. But many Christians find this answer unsatisfying. In this video, Why Does God Allow Evil? author Clay Jones will explain what free will is, why free will is valuable, and how we can have free will i...
“Why Does God Allow Evil?” with Clay Jones Session 4
Most American Christians are not eternity focused. Instead, they are trying to live the American dream: graduate from college, get a good job, find a great spouse, have kids, and amass a big fat 401k so they can retire, travel the world, and then visit the kids on the holidays. For most Christian...