does not allow suffering for the sole purpose of its existence. He does this because He knows that there are aspects of God’s love we would never experience without evil. In the same way, we could never experience good without evil and light without dark. It’s difficult to discuss the goodness of God when you have someone crying on your shoulder over the death of a loved one; Primarily because you cannot call that evil situation good. However, I would explain the good that is to come. I would emphasize that their loved one is finally at peace and that they are going to grow in way that they never knew were possible. God does not curate evil and suffering, but
He allows it so that He may reveal His comfort. 5. According to Chapter 7 in the textbook, how might the problem of evil and suffering lead one to the conclusion that moral absolutes exist? According to Chapter 7, the problem of evil and suffering point to the existence of moral absolutes because of the basis of all other morals. There must be a basis of what is evil in order to decide what is indeed good. The very idea of right and wrong proves that there is are moral absolutes that humans judge everyday decisions off.
References J. Matteson (2019), Christian Worldview 101, “Evil and Suffering” Hiles, J. S., & Smith, A. F. (2015). Evaluating wisely. In Grand Canyon University (Ed.), The beginning of wisdom: An introduction to Christian thought and life (2nd ed.). Retrieved from - christian-thought-and-life/v2.1/#/chapter/9
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