Episode 5.4: The “Problem” of Evil


How as pastors have you interacted with the so-called problem of evil? Why do you think the problem of evil has shipwrecked the faith of so many people? How do non-Reformed people try to solve this problem? What is meant by “not by bare permission”? What are the holy ends of God in ordering sin? How have some Reformed theologians answered the question? Tune in as we discuss these questions and more as Nathan, Joel, Shawn, and Kyle talk about WCF 5.4:

The almighty power, unsearchable wisdom, and infinite goodness of God so far manifest themselves in His providence, that it extends itself even to the first fall, and all other sins of angels and men; and that not by a bare permission, but such as has joined with it a most wise and powerful bounding, and otherwise ordering, and governing of them, in a manifold dispensation, to His own holy ends; yet so, as the sinfulness thereof proceeds only from the creature, and not from God, who, being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the author or approver of sin.

For More Resources on Today’s Topic Check These Out…


The Providence of God by GK Berkouwer

Divine Providence by Stephen Charnock

The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel

The Providence of God by Paul Helm

The Secret Providence of God by Paul Helm

Behind a Frowning Providence by John J Murray

Jehovah-Jireh: A Treatise on Providence by William Plumer

Providence Handled Practically by Obadiah Sedgwick

What is Providence? by Derek Thomas

On Providence by Ulrich Zwingli

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