2. Briefly summarize the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference Chapter 9 in the textbook. When it comes to evil and suffering in the world, the problem that comes into play happens when people wonder why a God being all good and full of power would allow suffering and evil into the world. If God is completely good, we are made in his image, and he is the source of our reality why aren't our lives completely good? “ The Christian worldview provides deep philosophical thinking concerning the problem of evil, and allows a deeper look into pastoral questions of how suffering affects people in their real lives, the obstacles it creates in their pursuit of wisdom and faith, and how they are called to live in concrete situations of suffering.”(Sharpe, Jonathan, 2014) The obstacles referred to can make us question or faith and cause us to ask why.
3. Briefly summarize the Christian worldview’s response to the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference the lecture and/or Chapter 9 in the textbook. “In the Christian worldview, suffering exists because humans wished to experience a world that was opposite from that which God intended, a world in which evil was possible as well as good.”(Sharpe, Jonathan, 2014) This refers to the event in Genesis 1-3, where because of the event where the first humans wanted to be more than human and be like God, which then allowed them to see not only good, but evil. This changed the relationship between human and
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