“Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself” -C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
The existence of suffering in a world created by a God we refer to as good and almighty (aka “the problem of pain”)… it’s a fundamental theological dilemma, a serious and understandable objection to the Christian religion, and definitely a question that begs an answer from our faith.
Recently, Elijiah had the opportunity at a youth conference to share with a number of the attending students some of his own thoughts and studies on this matter and offer some insight and explanation as to how we can approach a question like this. We join him in the classroom.