by James Merritt

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God Where Are You? - The Problem Of Evil (3 of 7)
James Merritt
Judges 6:13; Genesis 3:1-6


1. [Video] Whether it is the Holocaust, the killing fields of Cambodia, the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, a tsunami that wipes out 150,000 people in a day, or the massive starvation of millions of children around the world, you cannot deny the reality of evil.

2. On the other hand, we saw last week how science itself has proved with certainty that the world is not eternal. The universe had a beginning. The only feasible option to explain the origin of the universe is a transcendent creator. DNA itself is a compelling example of the incredible design that permeates all of life and tells us that behind all of this there is a God. But that, in turn, raises even more questions.

3. Vincent Bugliosi, spent 8 years as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office where he won 105 out of 106 felony jury trials. In his book, entitled The Five Reasons That O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder, he writes these words:
When tragedies like the murders of Nicole [Brown-Simpson] and Ron [Goldman] occur they get one to thinking about the notion of God. Nicole was only thirty-five, Ron was just twenty-five, both outgoing, friendly, well liked young people who had a zest for life. Their lives were brutally extinguished by a cold-blooded murderer. How does God, if there is a God, permit such a horrendous and terrible act to occur along with the countless other unspeakable atrocities committed by man against his fellow man throughout history? And how could God - all-good and all-just, according to Christian theology, permit the person who murdered Ron and Nicole to go free...When Judge Ito's clerk, Deidre Roberson, read the jury's not-guilty verdict Nicole's mother whispered, 'God where are you?'

4. That mother was asking a question that alot of people ask every day. A man named Gideon asked this very question thousands of yea ...

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