028 The Problem of Pain (C.S. Lewis)
Innocent people suffer injustice everyday. Millions live in object poverty; others die in natural disasters or from a myriad of diseases ravaging our world. And all the while immorality seemingly spreads and prospers. The existence of such pain and misery is one of humanity's toughest and most asked theological questions. But C.S. Lewis offers illuminating incites why an omnipotent God of infinite goodness would allow suffering in the modern classic The Problem of Pain.
Unpacking this perceptive book, Dr. Boa reviews the key arguments that have helped so many gain a greater understanding and courage in the face of life's pain. Aware of the emotional difficulties, Lewis instead focuses on the credibility and consistency of Christian belief. Far from abstract, he humbly converses with clarity and a sympathetic ear in tune with everyday life. The Christian God is indeed holy, justice and good; it is humanity's selfish belief that pain-free lives would somehow prove that God love us more than He already does.
The mp3 is from the Classic Great Books series by Dr. Kenneth Boa—a fascinating teacher and prolific author himself—helps you delve into the greatest books ever written that were influenced by a Christian worldview.
Kenneth Boa is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking. He holds a B.S. from Case Institute of Technology, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from New York University, and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in England. Dr. Boa is the President of Reflections Ministries, an organization that seeks to encourage, teach, and... read more
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