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Focus of this Session
- We’re in a series dealing with some of the great questions of faith/doctrines of the church.
- During this session we’ll focus on the question: Why doesn’t god do something about it? To answer this, we’ll consider the Doctrine of Providence & the Problem of Evil.
- Human Limitation (Isaiah 40:6-7: A voice says, “Cry out!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass.)
- Natural Law (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.)
- Human consequences
- Moral evil is different from natural adversities
- It involves the direct pain we inflict on one another
- It might help us understand why we neglect and are indifferent