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Must Good Come From Every Evil?

I recently ran across this article by Dr Little regarding the question of evil and suffering in the world. Dr. Little asks the often overlooked (or assumed) question of “Must good come from every evil in the world?”

Dr Little’s answer may surprise (and anger) you, especially since it goes against what many pastors tend to offer their congregations. Sadly, however, such an answer is not only inadequate when it comes to answering the evidence of gratuitous evil in the world around us, but such pat answers also pose very real potentially faith-wreaking threats to anyone who is not content with simplistic answers and, instead, decides to probe deeper.