Why is there Evil in the World (and so Much of It)?
Why is there Evil in the World (and so Much of It)?  -     By: Greg Welty
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Christian Focus
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 152710141X
ISBN-13: 9781527101418
Series: Big Ten

Publisher's Description

Many people argue that the presence of evil in the world is proof that God cannot exist, or if He does exist, cannot be good or all–powerful.
Greg Welty uses biblical exegesis alongside his experience as a philosopher to present a different conclusion. God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of the world, really does work all things for good. A must–read for anyone struggling with this issue.
Chapter titles include:
1. What is the Problem of Evil?
2. The Greater–Good Theodicy: A Threefold Argument for Three Biblical Themes
3. Licensing the Greater–Good Theodicy: God’s Sovereignty over Evil
4. Limiting the Greater–Good Theodicy: The Inscrutability of God’s Purposes
5. Can Free Will or the Laws of Nature Solve the Problem of Evil?
6. Objections
Appendix: Going Beyond Job, Joseph and Jesus for the Greater–Good Theodicy


The Big Ten: Critical Questions Answered is a Christian apologetics series which addresses ten commonly asked questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity. Each book, while easy to read, is challenging and thought–provoking, dealing with subjects ranging from hell to science. A good read whatever your present opinions. The first two titles in the series are:

Why Should I Believe Christianity? by James N. Anderson

Does Christianity Really Work? by Williams Edgar

Author Bio

Greg Welty is a Pastor at Grace Baptist Church of Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is also Professor of Philosophy and Program Coordinator for the MA in Apologetics and Christian Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Editorial Reviews

Greg Welty has written the book I'd always wanted to read on the problem of evil. Faithful to the Biblical witness ... gentle and sensitive ... this book should be of interest and benefit to believer and atheist alike.

With clarity and concision, Greg Welty provides a penetrating look at the existence of good and evil in the world, the harsh reality of sin and suffering in our lives, and the role of our righteous, loving, and sovereign God over all. Whether you are a Christian or sceptic of Christianity, this book is sure to aid you.

This book is clear, even conversational in its style, but it is a deeply thoughtful, profound analysis. It can be of great philosophical and pastoral help to people who are concerned about this question.

This is serious work and seriously outstanding. Highly recommended!

Clear, logical, precise, and yet accessible ... Welty does not offer nonbiblical explanations for our world's pain and suffering. He gives Scripture's response.

Welty tackles the question well with balance, biblical faithfulness, and helpful insights.... I was personally edified by this work and I am glad to commend it.

The author does justice both to divine sovereignty and to the reality of human evil.

Dr. Welty’s Why is There Evil? wrestles with one of the deep mysteries of our faith, recognizing our own limitations and calling us to bow down before our sovereign Lord. Reading this book will cause you to think deeply and to worship reverently.

This book will have to be taken seriously by all who see the problem of evil as a strangle-hold on Christian truth.

Deep enough for philosophers and accessible enough for the person in the pew, this volume provides reassurance that God really does work all things for good.

Dr. Welty doesn't duck the hard questions, but answers them in a way that ordinary Christians can understand and then apply in their discussions with unbelievers.

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