PRINCETON, New Jersey – Do we live in a world that was created by a god who is all-powerful, all-knowing and all good?
Christians think we do. Yet a powerful reason for doubting this confronts us every day: the world contains a vast amount of pain and suffering. If God is all-knowing, he knows how much suffering there is. If he is all-powerful, he could have created a world without so much of it — and he would have done so if he were all good.