On this episode of Too Many Books, we review "Evil and the Justice of God" by N.T. Wright a book that tries to show God's response to the problem of evil, pain, and suffering.
"It isn't that the cross has won the victory, so there's nothing more to be done. Rather, the cross has won the victory as a result of which there are now redeemed human beings getting ready to act as God's wise agents, his stewards, constantly worshiping their Creator and constantly, as a result, being equipped to reflect his image into his creation to bring his wise and healing order to the world, putting the world to rights under his just and gentle rule."
"...we have tended to see what we call "atonement theology" in one box (as having to do with personal salvation from personal sin), and "the problem of evil," including so-called natural evil and the general wickedness of the world, in another box (as constituting a philosophical or logical problem for a good creator, rather than having very much to do with the story the Bible actually tells)."
Article referenced: What Christians Can Learn from the song "Devil's Work"
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