God In The Whirlwind: Job And The Problem Of Evil

by Justin Chiarot

No issue has challenged the hearts and minds of Christians nor been used as a argumentative weapon by those who are not Christians, like that of God and the problem of Evil.   But Christians must avoid dealing with this difficult issue as an abstract philosophical problem.  In This Christmas season lecture we are reminded by the story of Job that the entire question must be wrestled with in the light of the Incarnation.  For, it is in the incarnation and ultimately the cross, that we discover our God with us in the chaos that troubles us so greatly.  We discover God, not only sovereign over, but also in the midst of the whirlwind.