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The perennial debate regarding the problem of evil has been dominated by philosophers in contemporary theology. And in that arena of discussion, approaches to the problem of evil tend to remove it from its theological context, also overlooking how Scripture addresses the problem. To the world, it seems as if God has failed. Death and evil are still all around us. And therefore, for many, Hume’s dilemma still stands. The aim of this essay is to provide a theological road map that traces out a path to glory, showing that God works in and through evil. My hope is that it will lead the believer, in good conscience, to affirm that while evil exists in the world, when Scripture says God ‘does whatever he pleases’ (Ps. 135:6), evil is included in his pleasing purposes in a manner that does not conflict or contradict with his power, goodness, and love.

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In: Evangelical Quarterly: An International Review of Bible and Theology