At this point, we could begin to explain God’s plan for redemption in history, culminating in the One who came, as both God and man, to, at the end of time, completely and eternally subdue the evil that has, seemingly, run rampant since its introduction into the world in the Garden. We could tell him that we agree that evil is opposed to God and His character, but we could also tell him that, in God’s plan, He determined to wipe away all evil, by taking that evil and suffering to Himself, and by taking it to the grave. Having conquered suffering and evil in His resurrection, He is now in the process of subduing it completely. In His perfect timing, He will subdue it completely and all who trust in Him will participate in evil’s final un-doing. This way of responding provides a pastoral and practical response to what is often, and otherwise, discussed only as an abstraction. Christ and His work point us to the only true response to this problem, both philosophically and pastorally.