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Saturday, October 12 • 9:55am - 10:50am
Breakout 4L: Why God Is Not A Moral Being and How It Relates to the Problem of Evil (REPEAT)

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Those who use the problem of evil to argue that God doesn't exist often assume that a perfectly moral being wouldn't allow evil. Since such evil exists, no such being could exist. In response, Christians typically argue that God has morally justifiable reasons for allowing evil. 

In this talk I draw on a discussion I had with Michael Shermer and argue that God is not a moral being at all since he is not beholden to any human moral standards. This deflates the typical problem of evil since God could be amoral and still allow evil. Further, it argues for a sharp Creator/creature distinction and a proper view of God.

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Brian Huffling

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology, SES Alum, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Brian is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology and the Director of the Ph.D. program at Southern Evangelical Seminary. He has taught at The Art Institute of Charlotte, Arborbrook Christian Academy, and also teaches at Apologia. His BA is from Lee University in History with... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2019 9:55am - 10:50am EDT