Lesson 7 of10
In Progress

Why Does God Allow Evil?

  • Question 01
    What thoughts and emotions come to mind when you see the word, evil?
  • Question 02
    What are some of the challenges we face today because of evil?
  • Question 03
    Why do you think people are quick to blame God for the evil in this world?
  • Question 04
    Have you ever been a victim of evil? How did this make you feel? Did it bring you closer or farther from God after the negative experience?
  • Question 05
    When considering the Bible’s descriptions of free will, love, sin, and Satan, does it shape your perception of evil in this world? How so?
  • Question 06
    Jesus stated that evil is in our hearts. Have you ever let evil creep into your heart and had thoughts or actions that you regret? How does it make you feel to think that you brought evil into this world?
  • Question 07
    What did you do to resolve this evil from within? Is there a biblical response that we should consider when evil gets the best of us?
  • Question 08
    Who is truly to blame for the evil in this world?
  • Exercise 01
    Read over the text in Mark 7:14-23. Jesus identifies that from within come evil thoughts and this is what defiles someone. Take some time and identify any aspects from within that may be displeasing to God. Confess this to God, and write a prayer asking God to help you. How does this exercise impact your understanding of the evil in this world?
  • Exercise 02
    Consider these questions and share your thoughts with the group: Would love truly be love if one had no choice in the matter? Could mankind show love if God did not give us free will? How does the idea of love vs. evil shape your understand of the “greatest commandment” in Matthew 22:37-39, to love one another?