Problem of evil

The Calvinist Conception of God on Trial

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A Calvinist named Jared responds to an Arminian post entitled “The Devious and Duplicitous Mind of the Calvinist God,” and entitles his response “God on Trial,” which I think is quite the misnomer. God is…

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Video: Seven Minute Seminary: The Problem of Evil

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How do you reconcile the reality of pain and suffering in our world with the existence of a loving God? Dr. Michael Peterson, Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Asbury Theological Seminary, explains. This video…

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The Genius of Arminian Theodicy

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I do not accept what is known as a Greater-Good theodicy1 — that all sin and evil serve a purpose in the mind and plan of God, from which He will bring about a greater…

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Purposeless Evil by Cheryl Schatz

Cheryl Schatz, “Purposeless Evil”

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Is there purposeless evil if God did not foreordain all things? Calvinists often talk about “purposeless evil”. In fact, Dr. James White, a Calvinist apologist from Alpha and Omega Ministries, has stated that if God did…

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Was Arminius an Open Theist?

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There exists a false charge that Arminius’ theology, when consistently maintained, renders one an Open Theist. This charge is merely a rhetorical one, synonymous with the insistence that the only consistent Calvinism is hyper-Calvinism, or…

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God’s Exploitation of the Devil’s “Thorns”

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God’s sovereignty should never be seen as unilaterally determining or decreeing the evil actions or intentions of free agents (human or demonic) before the foundation of the world. Rather God’s sovereignty is best understood as…

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How do we come to love God?

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How can we obtain the basis of love which unites our will with God’s will? How can we be made to possess that which we are not possessed of, by being made to love that…

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