"If you are looking for one book to make sense of the problem of evil, this book is for you."
Grasping This Truth Will
Change Your View of God Forever
If God is good and all-powerful, why doesn't He put a stop to the evil in this world? Christians and non-Christians alike struggle with the concept of a loving God who allows widespread suffering in this life and never-ending punishment in hell. We wrestle with questions such as...
- Why do bad things happen to good people?
- Why should we have to pay for Adam's sin?
- How can eternal judgment be fair?
But what if the real problem doesn't start with God...but with us?
Clay Jones, a professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University, examines what Scripture truly says about the nature of evil and why God allows it. Along the way, he'll help you discover the contrasting abundance of God's grace, the overwhelming joy of heaven, and the extraordinary destiny of believers.
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About the Author
Clay Jones (DMin) is an associate professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University and the chairman of the board for Ratio Christi, an international university apologetics ministry. Previously he hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio program Contend for Truth and served on the pastoral staff of two large churches. Clay and his wife, Jean E., live in Southern California.
Table of Contents
Introduction: In Search of Answers About God and Evil 15
1 Why Do We Suffer for Adam's Sin? 29
2 Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? 47
3 Are There No Good People? 65
4 What Is the Destiny of the Unevangelized? 79
5 How Can Eternal Punishment Be Fair? 93
6 Is Free Will Worth It? 109
7 Wasn't There Another Way? 125
8 Will We Have Free Will in Heaven? 145
9 Will Eternity Be Boring? 159
10 How Does Eternity Relate to Our Suffering Now? 177
11 How Does Suffering Relate to Our Eternal Occupation? 189
Epilogue: The Short Answer on Why God Allows Evil 207
Appendix: Satan's Rebellion and God's Response 209