In the last post in this series, I talked about why the existence of evil means that God allows evil to exist.
Since this is, understandably, a little difficult to deal with, theologians have created several theodicies, or explanations for why God allows evil in the world.
In my last post, I talked about why Christians deal with the problem of evil. But just because Christians struggle with it doesn’t mean that there are no answers. Theodicies offer explanation for God’s allowance of evil in the world and are derived from key theistic principles.
Atheistic scholars have labeled the problem of evil as the “Achilles’ heel” of Christian theism. They claim that, like Achilles’ heel, the problem of evil inevitably brings Christianity to ruin. In fact, many God-professing individuals have converted to atheism due to this unresolved question. But Christian theists are not left without an answer to the problem of evil.