This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article authored by Jon Bloom from desiringgod.org which is both timely and probably one of the best articles that I’ve encountered with regard to understanding instances of evil and despair within the world that are beyond our comprehension. I’m sharing it because not only is it Biblically sound but because the truth it contains is desperately needed.
“It really doesn’t make sense and feels like it can’t be true.” Another suicide.
The friend that texted me had a good friend, a Christian whose faith by all appearances was authentic and vibrant, who succumbed to an incomprehensible darkness and incommunicable despair — a despair that, at least at the moment of final decision, he didn’t believe he could live with. My friend was reeling, blindsided by a tragedy that defies explanation.
We call it “the problem of evil,” trying to reconcile how evil and suffering exists in a world ruled by an almighty, all-good, all-knowing God. But calling it a “problem” hardly begins to describe our experiences of it in this fallen world.
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