So our response to Flew’s parable, and to others who demand that God bow to their inquisition, is simply this: Whatever God’s ultimate reasons for evil in this world, far from being unconcerned, He came down, and, at the costliest expense imaginable, as the only innocent one who ever lived, was put to death on a cross. Therefore, those who put their trust in Him can say with the apostle Paul, that whatever God’s reasons, in spite of the sheer inscrutability of His ways, “I consider that the suffering of this present age is not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18
) Because He who knew no evil, came down, and became evil on our behalf. In that way, by way of Theophany, he, personally and painfully, resolved the problem of evil for eternity. Do we really need to know more than that?