Can we really have confidence that the Bible preserves what the biblical authors originally wrote?
Looking for answers to this question through information they’ve discovered online, while reading popular books, or watching movies and TV programs the answer would appear to be a resounding, “no.” On social media atheists and Muslims regularly comment the Bible cannot be trusted claiming it was written by anonymous authors centuries after the events reported are said to have occurred.
The problem of evil has been called the “Achilles Heel” of Theism – it is the argument that requires the greatest amount of defense and explanation. This is the enigmatic question of, “how can an all-powerful, all-good, God coexist in a world with evil?” Anyone who has been faced with tragic loss or unprovoked misfortune has asked this question in some form or another. Many skeptics have rejected theism for this very reason, and many Christians have turned from the Faith due to an inability to rectify this paradox. While this seems to be an unanswerable question, many have attempted to justify God and offer an explanation.