Whence Cometh Evil (Suffering)

Epicurus Bust

“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?”

Please bear with me for a little history.  A few hundred years before the birth of Christ, famous Greek philosopher Epicurus proposed this series of questions and answers which has been often repeated. If God is all powerful and all loving, why does evil exist?

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