John Wesley : The Origin of Evil

From Torrey Honors Institute Lectures

Dr. Fred Sanders discusses John Wesley's views on the origin of evil. He explains that Wesley's view of evil distinguishes between God as creator and governor, which leaves room for a fallen freewill without God as the primary cause of evil.

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    7. John Wesley : The Origin of Evil

    by Fred Sanders

    60:15 — November 13, 2013

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    • Alexandra McGee
    • about 3 years ago

    Thank you for this clear presentation. Reminds me of Lewis' on pantheistic determinism and God's involvement with evil.

    "In Mere Christianity (Book II, Chapter 1), C.S. Lewis comments on the foolishness of pantheism claiming that obvious evil and suffering "also is God" by saying, "The Christian replies, 'Don't talk damned nonsense.' For Christianity is a fighting religion. It thinks God made the world ... But it also thinks that a great many things have gone wrong with the world that God made and that God insists, and insists very loudly, on our putting them right again." from http://robertvelarde.blogspot.com/2008/09/cs-lewis-and-damned-nonsense.html
    I love Paradise Lost too!!
    Isn't Wesley focusing on the goodness of God...and this comes against the view that focuses on His sovereignty? It seems many think power is more important than love... but God is love--this characterizes everything he is...His power submits itself to His Love.

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