What Would You Say?

Would a Good God Allow the Coronavirus?


Joseph Backholm

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “Why would God allow the coronavirus? There cannot be a loving and all-powerful God, who would let people suffer like this.”

What would you say?

Many people think the existence of evil and suffering disproves the existence of God. After all, if God is loving, He would want to stop bad things from happening.

If He’s all-powerful, He could stop bad things from happening. But evil and suffering obviously exist. Does this mean a good God cannot exist?

No, and here are four reasons why.

1. Evil is evidence God exists, not that He doesn’t.

2. Evil is real, but not really a thing.

3. The possibility of love makes evil possible too.

4. God Himself is the only adequate solution to evil and suffering.


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