Hamartiology: The Problem of Evil

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The problem of evil is a question of how evil, pain and suffering can exist in our world with a perfect, all-powerful and loving God. This problem is usually raised by non-believers who argue the problem of evil in examples like the ones below:

1. If God is perfectly loving, He must wish to abolish evil
2. If He is all-powerful, He must be able to abolish evil
3. But evil exists…therefore, an all-powerful, loving God does not exist

OR

1. God is the author of everything
2. Evil is something
3. Therefore God is the author of evil

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