About every public poll or survey you’ll see asking why people reject Christianity, the answer is the same: the presence of evil. It seems irrational to them that a loving God could or would ever allow such a reality in a world He created.
If God can prevent my friend from dying in the accident but doesn’t, He must be too cruel to worship. If He can’t prevent my friend from dying in the accident, He isn’t really a god.
Given that the age-old question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” separates so many from the arms of the Father, perhaps it’s time we have a better, more logical response to it. Here’s my best effort.