1. Why does a good and holy and all-powerful God allow evil to dominate the world? 2. The 5th cen. Greek philosopher Pythagoras phrased it this way: a. If God is all-power and evil exists, then God must not be all-good. b. If God is all-good and evil exists, then God must not be all-powerful. c. Evil is present with us, therefore, God must not exist. 3. In Pythagoras and many others mind, an all-powerful and all-good God cannot coexists with evil.