“Why does God allow birth defects?”……The ultimate answer to this difficult question is that when Adam and Eve sinned (Genesis chapter 3), they brought evil, sickness, disease, and death into the world. Sin has been wreaking havoc on the human race ever since. Birth defects occur because of sin…not because of sins the parents or […]

“Why does God allow evil?”……Answer: With people thinking about the September 11 terrorist attacks on the tenth anniversary of the horrific event, many are again asking the age-old question: “Why does God allow evil?” The Bible describes God as holy (Isaiah 6:3), righteous (Psalm 7:11), just (Deuteronomy 32:4), and sovereign (Daniel 4:17-25). These attributes tell […]

Why does God allow pain? Q: “Why must there be pain? I question why God lets people go through physical pain.” We’re not sure that God gives an answer to your question in the Bible. We don’t think He gives an explicit answer to the “why” He allows certain things to happen at this time. […]

Why worship a God who allows a child being raped? Q: “Why would I worship a God who allows a child being raped?” our A: I have a close relative who was raped as a child. Believe me….I am intimately familiar with all of the ways that sexual abuse damages people. I truly understand your […]

“Why does God allow the innocent to suffer?”……Answer: In answering this question, the first thing to consider is whether such a thing as "the innocent" even exists. According to the Bible, "the heart is wicked and deceitful above all things" (Jeremiah 17:9), and "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans […]

If God permits suffering isn't he then pro sickness? Pete Kropman: This is a lot like saying "if God permits sin then isn't He evil or pro sin?". Or, "ifGod allowed His own Son to die a brutal death then isn't He pro child abuse?". I think the answerto this question is that God is […]

“Why does God allow natural disasters, i.e. earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis?”……Answer: Why does God allow earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, typhoons, cyclones, mudslides, and other natural disasters? Tragedies such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 2008 cyclone in Myanmar, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the 2011 earthquake/tsunami near Japan cause many people to question God's […]