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Why We Need Earthquakes

Editor's note: Though you might not be persuaded by the information below, it still has great illustrative potential. D'Souza's article might provide an intriguing way into a sermon that deals with why God allows bad things to happen. It might be something you want to contend with or elevate as a possibility. It might be a way to raise several other questions about why bad things happen. Or, taking a cue from the article itself, you might want to use the following illustration to interact with some of the thoughts offered by author and apologist C. S. Lewis, who believed that God possibly uses natural disasters to draw people to himself, draw people together, or even provide moral instruction to the survivors.

The problem of theodicy—why bad things happen to good people—predates Christianity. Writing around 300 BC, the Greek philosopher ...

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