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If God is All Powerful, Why Does He Allow Suffering?

Aired December 28, 2020
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Episode 607 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about how God speaks in the scriptures, who made God, the parable in Luke 19, and why God allows evil and suffering to exist.

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Episode 607 Show Notes

From the Show

The God of the bible does not just say, “I am good, great, and sovereign and all of you who are out there suffering should just trust me,” no. The God of the bible sent his own Son into our world, to assume humanity, and experience suffering that was unparalleled. Jesus knows suffering. God, in Christ’s assumption of humanity, suffered in the flesh to not only conquer sin and death, but to sympathize with us in our weakness.



——Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. When I remember bible verses, can I trust that that is God’s voice talking to me? Is that what the bible refers to as the “still small voice”?

2. Who made God?

3. After reading a parable that Jesus told in Luke 19:11-27, I found myself a little confused about what it means. What is Jesus wanting us to understand here?

4. I don’t know if you saw that movie Batman v. Superman that came out a few years ago, but in that movie, the villain, Lex Luthor, makes a comment about God. He says that God allows evil because he either doesn’t care, or is not powerful enough to stop it. I know this is a movie but this seems like a good point, especially when you think of senseless suffering, like with children dying. How would you answer Lex Luthor’s question?

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The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Wayby Michael Horton