Tag Archives: Theodicy

The principle of compensation

I have come to appreciate these words by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin regarding the principle of compensation, and have seen this evident in my life: The third thing we can do is understand the principle of compensation. The Lord compensates … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith and the Problem of Evil

I really like this talk by David L. Paulsen given in 1999. He addresses the theodicy, or  problem of evil as it is posed. This problem is called “the ultimate test of any theological system” (Harold Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to … Continue reading

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More equality in this testing

We may foolishly bring unhappiness and trouble, even suffering upon ourselves. These are not always to be regarded as penalties imposed by a displeased Creator. They are part of the lessons of life, part of the test. Some are tested … Continue reading

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Job: Addressing the problem of evil and suffering

Imagine that you live in Metropolis, and that you are on a first name basis with Superman.  You live on the 33rd floor of a high rise.  One night you wake up and to your horror you realize that your … Continue reading

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