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The Roots of Evil (Third Edition)

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The Roots of Evil

Revised, Third Edition

by Dr. Norman L. Geisler

 

This hard-to-find classic has been revised by Dr. Geisler in 2013.  Minor changes have been made and additional material has been added as appendices.

This 107 page e-book is available here as an PDF file.  It is NOT available here for purchase as a printed book.

 

 

CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER 1 | THE DILEMMA OF EVIL.. 6

CHAPTER 2 | PHILOSOPHICAL OPTIONS CONCERNING EVIL.. 8

Illusionism… 8

Dualism… 10

CHAPTER 3 | PHILOSOPHICAL OPTIONS CONCERNING GOD.. 15

Atheism… 15

Finite Godism… 17

Sadism… 20

Open Theism… 22

CHAPTER 4 | THE THEISTIC EXPLANATION OF EVIL.. 25

CHAPTER 5 | THE WORLDS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.. 33

Options Open to God to Create Better Worlds. 33

The Best Way to the Best World. 38

The Beatific Vision: Seeing God Face-to-Face. 40

But what about the choice to do Evil?. 41

Why Did God Create a World where He Knew that Not all Would be Saved?. 42

Concluding Thoughts. 43

CHAPTER 6 | EXPLANATIONS FOR PHYSICAL EVIL.. 44

What About Gratuitous Evil?. 50

Why Doesn’t God Miraculously Intervene to Stop Evil?. 51

CHAPTER 7 | CONCLUDING REMARKS ABOUT EVIL.. 55

APPENDIX 1 | WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NOT HEARD?.. 57

APPENDIX 2 | Questions About the Eternal Destiny of the Lost. 60

APPENDIX 3 |  WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE.. 66

APPENDIX 4 | GOD, EVIL, AND DISPENSATIONS. 80

APPENDIX 5 | 9 Points for Preaching on the Problem of Evil 96

More Questions Than Answers?. 96

The Atheist’s Dilemma. 97

Evil Cries Out for God. 97

If God Created Only Good Things, Then Where Did Evil Come From?. 98

What Caused Lucifer to Sin?. 98

But If God Is All-Good and All-Powerful, Why Is Evil Not Defeated?. 99

What About the Holocaust?. 100

Why Earthquakes, Tornados, and Tsunamis?. 100

God Never Wastes a Tragedy. 101

No Pain, No Gain. 101

REFERENCES. 103

MORE INFO.. 107