The following articles are related to the topic of EVIL

The Value of Human Suffering

It has been said that there is no greater education than matriculating through the "University of Hard Knocks." One thing is certain: many who have passed through the crucible of suffering will acknowledge that they have found themselves infinitely better for the experience-bitter though it may have been. Robert Browning Hamilton expressed this thought so wonderfully in verse: I walked ... read more »

The Earth: A Planet Plagued with “Evil”

There are many remarkable features on this marvelous planet which God created. Warm sunshine and refreshing showers cause the Earth to produce a magnificent garden of beauty. Our world abounds with an amazing array of curious and delightful animals. The love that humans are capable of sharing in their domestic and communal lives is thrilling indeed. And the blessings that ... read more »

Was Jesus the “Suffering Servant” of Isaiah 53?

"I have been discussing the Bible with a Jewish gentleman. I have tried to show him that the prophecies of Isaiah 53 were fulfilled by Jesus. He claims, however, that since the term 'death' (vs. 9) is a plural term, this excludes an individual person (Christ) from the focus of the passage. How would one respond to this?" It is ... read more »

The Pain of Lingering Regrets

Nathan Hale elevated the term "regret" to a new high in 1776. Hale, a lad of twenty-one years, was a captain in the colonial army. He was arrested by the British as a spy and sentenced to hang. His courageous, final words were: "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." More often than ... read more »

Did God Create Evil?

"If God is only good, how is it that the Bible says that he created 'evil' (Isaiah 45:7)?" In order to get the feel of Isaiah 45:7, at least a slightly larger portion of the immediate context needs to be surveyed. The prophet, on behalf of the Lord, wrote: "I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there ... read more »

When Freedom Becomes a License for Evil

It has been said that every positive has a negative. That is not true in every case, but it is in many. Surprisingly, the ideal of "freedom," which we cherish so much, is not without latent liabilities. Freedom's Limitations When the colonies won their freedom from British tyranny, it was a new day for America. No longer would there be ... read more »

The Power of Speech, for Good or Evil

On the first day of Earth's initial week, at some point following a primary creation, the inspired Genesis record declares: "And God said. . . " (Gen. 1:3). This expression is found no fewer than ten times in Genesis 1. The reader is thus introduced to the power of speech. Later the psalmist would write: "He spoke, and it was ... read more »

Matthew 25:41 – “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and Hell

At the time of the Judgment, Christ will announce to the wicked: "Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels" (Mt. 25:41). There are three important truths suggested in this passage. Note them. The punishment of the wicked will involve separation. "Depart . . . ." (cf. Mt. 7:23). Hell ... read more »

Three Great Facts about God

How often do you take time to simply "meditate" upon God? Here are three important truths about God that you should consider and appreciate. God: He Exists Most people believe in God's existence because, using their common intelligence, the evidence points in that direction. But can God's existence be proved? His existence cannot be proved empirically (i.e., scientifically) as one ... read more »

Penetrating Questions from the Book of Job

The Book of Job is one of the most profound pieces of literature ever to grace human existence.Little wonder, then, that renowned novelist Victor Hugo once suggested that if all the world's literary efforts were to be destroyed, and he could save but a solitary sample, it would be "Job." In this article, we will challenge ourselves with four intriguing ... read more »