Why God Allows Evil and Suffering
1. God allows evil for its ultimate destruction through Jesus Christ (Col 2:13–15; Heb 2:14–18; 1 John 3:8).
2. God allows evil so that sinners, every accountable person, can live 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, & relief — that cannot exist otherwise (Luke 5:32; 6:20–49).
4. God allows suffering for the glory of the final resurrection and the ultimate result of freedom from corruption and decay in this world (Rom 8:18–25).
5. God’s grace provides a greater strength to overcome 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).