In the article, "How Can God Allow So Much Evil and Suffering?", Robert VeLarde explores the difficult questions of why suffering happens and why does God allow it. These questions are universal, and many people will ask them at some point in their life. VeLarde points out that even C.S. Lewis challenged God after the death of his wife before coming to the realization that He is a loving God.
Theodicy is a theological term that describes the concept of a loving and caring God and the existence of evil. In this article, he describes two different types of evil that occur: moral and natural. Moral evil is the evil caused by the choices of people; child abuse would be an example of this type. Natural evil refers to natural circumstances that bring pain and suffering, such as a tornado.
We all will ask the question, "Why is this happening?" at some point in our lives. Ultimately, the question gets down to trusting that God has a plan for each of our lives.
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