Why God Allows Evil and Suffering
1. God allows evil for the complete and ultimate destruction of evil and sin through Jesus Christ (Col 2:13–15; Heb 2:14–18; 1 John 3:8).

2. God allows evil so that people can sin and continue living, because God loves all and wants everyone to be saved (1 Tim 2:4; 2 Pet 3:9).

3. God allows evil and that allows the greatest acts of good — repentance, mercy, compassion, forgiveness, comfort, and relief — that cannot exist otherwise (Luke 5:32; 6:20–49).

4. God allows suffering to resolve suffering justly in an eternal afterlife by restoring creation from corruption and decay in the redemption of people bodily resurrecting from the dead (Rom 8:18–25).

5. God’s grace strengthens a person’s character through suffering that cannot exist without suffering (Rom 5:3–5; 8:28; 2 Cor 12:7–10).

6. God gives free will and the ability for humanity to choose to flee sin and pursue holiness (Rom 6:15–19).