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How Can Something Be Evil in Itself if Evil Is Only a Lack of Good?

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How Can Something Be Evil in Itself if Evil Is Only a Lack of Good?

March 24, 2022
#STRask
#STRaskStand to Reason

Questions about how Greg can say something is evil “in itself” if evil is only a lack of good, how Jesus could have had a fully-human experience if he never doubted, and whether all bad things that happen to us are spiritual attacks.

* How can Greg say something is evil “in itself” if evil is only a lack of good?

* How could Jesus have had a fully-human experience if he never doubted God’s existence, never struggled to hear from God, and never grieved as he wondered if he’d see a loved one again?

* Are all negative and bad things that happen to us spiritual attacks?

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