"What is Evil?" - Dr. Norman Geisler

How should a Christian answer questions regarding the existence of "Evil"?

This is one of the most challenging questions that any Christian will be confronted with.  It is fitting for us to have a good answer when a skeptic inquires concerning the Christian Worldview's answer to these questions:

  • "What is Evil?" - The absence of a good that should be present.
  • "Where did Evil come from?" - Creatures with Free Will departing from God's perfect being.
  • "What is the purpose of Evil?" - Allows for Moral Good, genuine Love, and God's preordained plan to manifest themselves throughout history.
  • "What is the ultimate solution to Evil?" - In time, Evil will be conquered and removed by the Perfect Good - God. 

If you would like to delve deeper into this topic, I encourage you to listen to Dr. Geisler's teaching, entitled"If God, Why Evil?" here on our site.

- Pastor J.