Why Does Evil Exist?

January 27, 2013

Topic Notes


  • Listener question: Doesn’t the Epic of Gilgamesh prove that Moses borrowed from earlier stories?
  • Flood Stories exist in many multiple cultures
  • There are many important differences between Genesis and the Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Why does Evil exist?
  • Discussion of C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity”
  • Bible Contradiction: From EvilBible.com:
    • God is to be found by those who seek Him vs. God is not to be found by those who seek Him
    • Matthew 7:8
    • Proverbs 8:17
    • vs. Proverbs 1:28
  • If you see a contradiction in Proverbs, remember: Proverbs isn’t “Promises”; it’s “Principals”
  • God, in His infinite love, made us to be FREE CREATURES
  • If a creature is free to be GOOD, then a creature is free to be BAD – this is where Evil comes from
  • What is Theodicy?
  • We were designed to love God


This show originally aired January 27, 2013