Why Does a Good and Powerful God Allow Terrible Calamities?

Theologians say that God is omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful), and omnipresent (present everywhere simultaneously). With these unequaled superlative qualities, there is absolutely no reason why we humans should ever suffer even a single accident, death, or calamity!

But when we look into our present world and consider the history of humanity, we find a litany of events well beyond human control such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, lightning strikes, hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons — and even massive meteor strikes (believed to have caused the sudden annihilation of all plant and animal life before the creation of Adam and Eve).

Where is that good, loving, and powerful God in all these? Where is that God described by the theologians? Clearly, the preponderance of evidence clearly shows, to our dismay, that such type of God seems not to have manifested Himself thus far. All we see is a very disturbing and ironic contradiction.

So, what is the true and biblical answer to this sadly failed expectation?

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