The Problem of Evil

This time we follow St Irenaeus (early 2nd century – c. AD 202, Bishop of Lyon, Gaul, Roman Empire) as he attempts to reconcile the experience of suffering and evil with the God of love and grace. Why would an all-powerful and all-loving God allow the horrendous evil we see in the world? Is evil utterly irrational or could it have a purpose? Couldn't God achieve his purposes without allowing evil? Why should we worship and love a God who permits evil? These are ancient questions and we will explore an ancient answer that many still consider valid today?