The problem of good for many Christians is two-fold. The first is how to make sense of the "good" found in people who are not Christians. If they can produce good works, both ethically and aesthetically, how necessary is the gospel? And if non-Christians can be relatively moral and loving, how justified is the concept of hell? Such questioning has led many Christians away from their faith.
The second problem for Christians is whether one can benefit from the contributions of the unsaved, and if so, then how? What do we do with the intellectual contributions in all fields? A suspicion of the works of non-Christians has led many Christians to separate themselves from the world and their neighbors and reject even their thoughts that are in keeping with Scripture. An understanding of common grace resolves these conflicts and gives guidance for interacting with the world.
The problem of evil is one were all familiar with, but what about the problem of good? If Christianity is true, why do many people seem to live moral, fulfilling lives outside the gospel? Will their good deeds save them? Is the traditional view of hell really justified? And if it is, how do we evangelize people who seem more upright than we are? Can we legitimately benefit from their contributions to culture and society? Authors from a variety of backgrounds tackle these questions and others in a discussion of Gods common grace and its daily implications. Includes discussion questions.
Pastor Clark has dedicated his life to explaining biblical truth in clear, practical ways and to solving spiritual problems in the life of the church. He does all of that here, in The Problem of Good. There is no other book like itnothing that offers a basic overview and complete introduction to the doctrine of common grace. As a result, people who read this book will be uncommonly prepared to think through complex problems and live out their faith in the church and in the world.
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