Robert Belanger (15 July 2011)
"To Eliane on the Problem of Evil"

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/june2011/elianeb626-2.htm

Eliane,

I read your answers to M.A.P. concerning the problem that many do not understand about the existence of evil in the world when God could end it immediately. I agree with your answers and can see clear reasons that God needs to replace the fallen angels with spirits that have shown their loyalty in an earthly life, so that the mutiny that occurred does not recur. Makes sense to me.

In your reply, at the end in a sort of summary, you quote my favorite verse for daily living. It is Isaiah 26:3 "Thou shalt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee..." When in pain and unrest, I have sometimes repeated that verse many times and received comfort and rest.

God bless and keep you, Eliane.

With love,
YBIC,
Robert