If God does not exist, objective moral values and duties do not exist
Objective moral values and duties exist
Therefore God exists
In ways we can never fully comprehend but nonetheless must acknowledge - evil's existence does not negate the reality of God's existence. The whole contention has been that God, though not being the author of evil, has morally sufficient reasons for will to permit such.
We have proposed four key Biblical themes to aid in our exploration of this difficult subject:
However we see Habakkuk not holding bitterness against God. Why? Because He sees that though we may not understand all of God's ways, the character of God and the purposes for which He does thing are never in conflict. God's glory is found thoughout Habakkuk's book:
We will not die. You, O Lord, have appointed them to judge; And You, O Rock, have established them to correct."
19 The Lord God is my strength,
And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet,
And makes me walk on my high places."
Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble. Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, For the people to arise who will invade us. 17 Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,
18 Yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. 19 The Lord God is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk on my high places. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments."