This is my review for my church’s library of a material that we already have; I’m in the process of trying to listen to and read what our church library consist of, and looking for good materials to stock up so as to edify the believers in my Church.
The problem of evil in light of a Christian God has been the focus of many books, lectures and discussions. It would be no suprise then that Christian apologist Dr. Robert A. Morey would address this issue as well, among many other controversies and issues he has tackled in his career. His lecture on this topic is titled “God, Evil and You”.
Originally in eight cassette tapes, it is now in five CDs. Throughout the series, Dr. Morey mentioned alot about the need to pursue the topic of evil from a Biblical perspective. This emphasis is indeed needed. Many Christians needed to be reminded today, given the predominance of addressing the issue of evil from a non-biblically based approach (usually in the form of humanistic philosophy), with concepts that are not taught by Scripture, even being antithetical to the Christian God as well. In addition, Morey also bought up the category of discussing the issues in light of metaphysics, epistemology and ethics. His humor is also sprinkled in throughout the lectures which some might find as rather rough.
Though this series might be helpful for younger Christians, I think Dr. Morey could have went more deep. This is probably not his best work and an example of his typical work. It took well over half the series to be over before he started actually dealing with the Biblical text on evil and even then it barely touched the surface, though one can gain insight in light of Morey revealing to us the different words for Evil in Hebrew and how many times it appear in Scripture. From what has been said by people, Dr. Morey is planning to write a book addressing the issue of the problem of Evil, if it is so, I do expect it to be up to standard as his earlier written works where it is hard hitting, heavily documented and touches on the revelant verses well.