If God Is Omnipotent And Good Essay

2366 Words Dec 11th, 2016 10 Pages
IF GOD IS OMNIPOTENT AND GOOD, THEN WHY IS THERE EVIL IN THE WORLD

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A positional paper
Presented to
Dr. Stephen J. Wellum
The Southern Baptist Theology Seminary

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In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for 27070WW

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by
Fazhi Zeng zengfazhi@gmail.com 12/10/2016 IF GOD IS OMNIPOTENT AND GOOD, THEN WHY IS THERE EVIL IN THE WORLD
When Christians share gospel in Bible studies, we might have met questions from other non-believers or believers: if God is omnipotent and good, why are there still evil, hurt, painful and death around us in the world? There was one time, we were sharing gospel to an old lady, who experienced China’s cultural revolution. We talked about God’s unconditional love, His salvation and human’s sin. Then she started to share her thoughts about God and love. And that sharing was full of tears and doubting. Because eight of her family members, includes her father, were dead in the China’s Cultural Revolution and at the end she asked us: “where was God when those sad things happened? If God is that good and kind, why my family members were killed under the communist party which they once worked allegiant for?” She just could not understand all those things and felt God was not that good and powerful. This is always a tough question for us. Because we really see all the painful things happen around us every day in the world. And we want to ask a question that is “if God is omnipotent and good,…

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