“If God is all-powerful and all-loving, then why is there evil? Because if He is truly all-powerful, He could eliminate evil in the world. And if He is truly all-loving, He would eliminate evil in the world. So, since there is evil in the world, I can’t believe in an all-powerful, all-loving God.”
This is how the argument usually goes. Most Christians I know don’t know how to sufficiently answer this question. But I know of a Christian school full of radical high schoolers who now have the capacity to answer it better than anyone I know.
This past Wednesday, Tasha and I had the privilege of leading worship at Gaston Christian School for their spiritual emphasis week. We were honored to share the stage with one of the upcoming Christian apologists of our nation, Alison Thomas. Alison works with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, one of the leading Christian apologetic and evangelistic organizations in the world.
Thomas, 25, engaged the audience with charisma, self-confidence, a wealth of knowledge and a style that is entertaining and captivating. With obvious concern for the minds of young believers as they enter the university setting, Alison challenged GCS to be students who are not afraid to tackle the tough questions from skeptics of Christianity.
Tasha and I left feeling like we had learned an enormous amount of information without feeling like we had been lectured to for endless hours. It was awesome to be a part of it.
Thanks, Alison, for allowing God to use you in this way all across the country.
Our playlist for the day included:
-Here is Our King (David Crowder)
-You’re Love is Amazing (Vineyard)
-I Will Give You All My Worship (Passion)
-Set a Guard (Via)
-Holy is the Lord (Chris Tomlin)
-Judas Smith (Me)