Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life's Toughest Questions

Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life's Toughest Questions

by Clay Jones

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"If you are looking for one book to make sense of the problem of evil, this book is for you."
Sean McDowell

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736970457
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 63,266
File size: 563 KB

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

Preface 11

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

Index 217

Notes 219

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