Dr. Bruce Northam - Senior Pastor
Why? We long for an answer to that ever-present question. Sarajevo and the atrocious acts of war we blame on human evil. Similar tragedies like that of The Boston Marathon or First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs we blame on mental illness. 9/11 we blame on radical ideology and Santa Fe, Sandy Hook and VA Tech we blame on bad gun laws or negligent parenting. Tsunamis, Hurricanes, Tornadoes and other natural disasters, absent of anyone else to blame, we classify as “acts of God.” Why? Why does God allow such devastation? There is no answer. Instead we have Theodicies. Theodicy is an attempt to answer the question of why a good God permits the manifestation of evil. This morning we will examine, why?