Ravi Zacharias Explains Why We Cannot Know What Is Good Without God By Will Maule for Faith Wire
In the latest episode of the Ben Shapiro Show’s “Sunday Special,” world-renowned Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias, joined Shapiro to discuss a wide range of faith-related issues.
A prolific author, debater and academic, Zacharias runs an international apologetics organization, RZIM, and is widely sought after for his eloquent answers to life’s biggest questions.
What is the biggest and most pressing question Zacharias is confronted with on a regular basis?
“The one thorn in the side of the theistic framework is the problem of evil, the problem of pain, the problem of suffering,” he explained.
“It’s the most real question, frankly. How can an all-powerful, all-sovereign and all-good God allow so much pain and suffering in this world?”
What’s the answer? How can there be a “good God” in a world which plays host to such abject suffering at every turn?
Well, Ravi approaches the question in a unique way — by deconstructing it to its core. See, when we acknowledge the presence of good and evil in the world, we are invoking a moral law in order to differentiate between the two. The very nature of good and evil cannot be defined without an ultimate moral law as the yardstick.
So, who is behind this all-encompassing framework?