FAQ: Why Is There So Much Evil in the World?

Warm up Questions

What is evil?
Does the evil in the world count against God?

Questions for Christians

Is there a difference between evil and suffering?
Who’s fault is it anyway?
Why might God allow evil?
Could courage, compassion or patience exist without Evil or Suffering?

Questions for non-Christians

Is evil real or is it an illusion?
Who decides what is right and what is wrong?
Is suffering ever a good thing?

Some Related Scriptures

Genesis 1:31, 2:16-17, 3:1-24, 6:5, 18:25; Deuteronomy 32:4; Exodus 20:1-21; Leviticus 19:2; Job 40:1-8; Psalm 145:20; Daniel 9:14, 12:2; Matthew 5:48; John 3:19-20; Romans 3:10, 5:3-5, 8:28; 2 Corinthians 4:7-18; Revelation 20:11-15

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