Thursday, August 13, 2015

Words of Comfort: "He is malevolent..."

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then He is not omnipotent. Is He able, but not willing? Then He is malevolent. Is He both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” Stuart O'Donnell

Christopher Hitchens left one out. It is the fact that God is morally perfect, and when He punishes those who are evil it will include liars, thieves, adulterers, (He considers lust to be adultery), blasphemers, fornicators, etc. That leaves us all guilty, heading for Hell.

But He lets these and other evils continue because He is rich in mercy, and is patiently waiting for people to repent and trust the Savior. Evil though we are, He doesn't want us to end up in Hell. How kind is that! There's just one of a thousand reasons to call Him God… something Christopher Hitchens now knows.

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