One of the hardest questions that I believe there is for a Christian to answer is why God doesn’t intervene to stop evil or at least stop those who are doing evil in some way. Ravi is asked this in a very pointed question in this video and I think he does a great job answering. . . check it out.
I want you to think of your favorite movie for a moment. Got it?
Now I want you to think of the basic themes of the film. Does it start blissfully? Does it start with a world gone horribly astray? Or perhaps a broken relationship? If it starts on a happy note do things suddenly turn for the worse? Does all hope seem lost or at least horribly unlikely?
What happens next?
I bring this up because I attended a seminar which made me realize something extremely unique about Christianity. The themes of Christianity echo throughout the greatest stories ever told and it is the only religion that can say this.
This is the second post in a series answering the question of how evil exists in a world that is ruled by an all powerful and all good God. If you have not read the first blog I suggest that you read it here.
A paradigm shift that I think all Christians need to make when dealing with the problem of evil is that God is not concerned with making us happy He wants to make us good. We usually have in our minds that Gods greatest goal is for our happiness and this is frankly not the case.
Gods greatest goal for us is to become good, not for us to be happy.