On Sunday, Pastor Lucas preached from Genesis 45 & 50. God used evil for the greatest good mankind will ever know - the evil, wicked, sinful murder of Jesus - so that men and women might one day forever be saved from the evil and sin we encounter in this world.
We have a good God.
At the cross, God used evil to destroy sin, for our good and the glory of Christ. God in the flesh came to earth to live in this world and experience the evil you and I face every day. He came to be sinned against. He came to die a death that every evil man, woman and child deserves. This was God’s plan, and it was good.
RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY
- Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ by John Piper (Book)
- God and Evil: The Problem Solved by Gordon Clark (Book)
- The Problem of Evil by Vincent Cheung (Article)