Does the presence of evil negate the power of God?

Elihu's Corner

This post is part 2 of the series, “Does Everything Happen for a Reason?” To read the previous post, click here.

The Student of Gunkanjima“If there is a God, why do bad things happen?”

“If God is so powerful, then why was this ruler able to murder all these people?”

“God doesn’t work in the world today. If He did, He wouldn’t have allowed my child to die.”

People from every race, color, and time have asked questions like these. Humanity is perpetually baffled by suffering. Grief or pain cause some to lash out at God or abandon Him altogether. How do we reconcile a loving, all-powerful God with a world overrun with destruction?

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