Does everything work together for our good?
I have something to shout about. I have family and friends that want the best for me. They really do.
They have my best interests at heart. They truly love me.
I should listen to those who want the best for me last. They should always have the last word. What they say is worthy of a glad shout.
All God’s perfect qualities are made freely available to all for the benefit of the whole world. God is good. Jesus alerts us that God alone is good. God is good, kind, thoughtful, compassionate and loving. God so loved the world that He sent Jesus to die for us. God is good y’all.
Because God is good, God is in a good mood. It is a myth that the old testament (aka covenant) is all about an angry God. As James alerts us “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” God never varies from being good. At all. Ever!
Frank Turek talks about the morally sufficient reasons that God has to allow some evils.
If God is good, why doesn’t he stop evil? One answer is that he’d have to stop me and you because we do evil every day.In order to allow the possibility for love, God grants us free will, which gives us the capacity to do evil as well. But can God really bring good from the evils we commit? Here is a short answer to that really long question:
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