4. Evil and what to do about it

This video is a collection of the four questions under this theme:

4.1  Is evil real?

4.2 Is a person born evil, or do they become evil, or is there another interpretation for behaviour that we perceive to be intrinsically evil?

4.3 Why do some people get away with doing really bad stuff?

4.4 What happens when the Church allows evil actions within its walls? Where is God in that?

Here are some passages from Scripture to consider when you watch this…

Genesis 2:4-3:24 – Second creation story

Matthew 4:1-11 – Temptation of Jesus

Isaiah 45:5-12 – God is creator of all

Matthew 13:24–30 – God allows evil to exist until the time is right

There are so many more! Can you think of some?

The experts

The Most Rev’d Dr Phillip Aspinall 

Archbishop, Anglican Diocese of Brisbane 


The Rev’d Canon Bruce Boase 

Green Hills Anglican Community 


The Rev’d Canon Dr Marian Free 

Lecturer in New Testament Studies 


The Right Rev’d Jeremy Greaves 

Bishop, Anglican Diocese of Brisbane 


Dr Peter Kline 

Academic Dean & Lecturer in Systematic Theology 


The Rev’d Penelope Jones 

Director of Formation & Lecturer in Homiletics 

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