Joseph Smith and the Problem of Evil

All of us have struggled or likely will struggle in a very personal way with the problem of evil. Paulsen asserts, “As I have perused the philosophical literature on the problem of evil and noted men’s perplexities and then returned to once more ponder the revelations and teachings of Joseph Smith, I have been constantly amazed. Joseph had no training in theology, no doctor of divinity degree, his formal education was at best scanty, and yet through him comes light that dissolves the profoundest paradoxes and strengthens and edifies me through my own personal trials.”

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