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
- 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.
"I have read a number of books on the problem of evil, but
this is one of the very best yet produced. Professor Clay Jones fearlessly and deftly addresses all the hard
questions head-on with rational responses to them. There is no ducking of issues. Moreover, Jones skillfully weaves
theology, biblical studies, and philosophy into a coherent, well-integrated book that is suited for both the
scholar and the layperson. I highly recommend it."
—J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Paperback, 272 pages