Lesson 20 - Why Does God Permit Evil

Pastor: Harry M. Krolus

Why Does God Permit Evil?


I.    Introduction

II.    Habakkuk’s Complaint (Habakkuk 1:1-4)

A. How does God’s covenant relationship with the people of Israel add to Habakkuk’s frustration? (Leviticus 26:12)


B. What words are used by the prophet to describe the evils and problems he saw?


III.    Things that are important to remember

A. 1 John 1:5


B. James 1:13


C. Genesis 2:15-16


D. Deuteronomy 28:1-2,15


E. Matthew 7:24-27


F. Genesis 3:1-4


G. 1 John 3:8


H. Revelation 12:7-9


I. Romans 8:28

IV.    Questions to ponder

A. What situations in our world can compare to the situation in Habakkuk’s world?


B. Has any form of evil become accepted in our society?

C. What special problems do moral inconsistencies pose for the young, and what, if anything can be done?

D. How can Biblical history be a  source of comfort to the Christian?

 
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