Why Does God Allow Suffering And Evil?
Hard Questions about God aren't going away.
* Why do bag things happen to good people?
* Why doesn't God do something about suffering and evil?
* How could God really send anyone to hell?
How will you respond?
The challenging uncertainties in your mind, or in the mind of someone you know, are worth taking the time to explore. In six engaging sessions designed to get small groups talking, each guide in the
Contenders Bible Study Series deals head-on-with some of the controversies commonly asked about Christianity. You will dialogue in the process of study and spiritual conversations that will lead you to conclude that the Christian faith can stand up you any challenge.
1 Where did suffering and evil begin?
2 Why doesn't God do something about suffering and evil?
3 Why do good things happen to bad people?
4 Do Heaven and Hell really exist?
5 Does Satan really exist?
6 How could God really send anyone to hell?
About the Author
Dr. JOHN ANKERBERG: is host of the award-winning apologetics TV and radio program The John Ankerberg Show, which is broadcast in more than 185 countries. Founder and president of the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John has authored more than 80 books, including the bestselling Facts On apologetics series with over 2 million copies in print and Defending Your Faith (AMG). His training includes three earned degrees: a Master of Arts in church history and the philosophy of Christian though, a Master of Divinity from Trinity International University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. For more information, see www.JohnAnkerberg.org.
DILLON BURROUGHS is a research associate for the Ankerberg Theological research Institute. Author or co-author of numerous books, including Defending Your Faith (AMG) , What's the big Deal About Jesus?, and Comparing Christianity with World Religions, Dillon is graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. he lives in Tennessee with his wife, Deborah, and two children. For more information about Dillon, see his web pages: wwww.ReadDB.com and www.myspace.com/readDB.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by Dr. Norman Geisler 1
Setting the Scene: How Can God Allow Suffering and Evil? 13
Where Did Suffering and Evil Begin? 15
Why doesn't God Do Something about Suffering and Evil? 27
Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People? 39
Do Heaven and Hell Really Exist? 53
Does Satan Really Exist? 67
How Could God Send Anyone to Hell? 79
Appendix A: How to Begin a Relationship with God 93
Appendix B: Praying for Those Who Do Not Believe 95
Additional Resources 99
About the Authors 101
About the Ankerberg Theological Institute 105