Does Good Mean Good?

I came across this fascinating quote from C.S. Lewis the other day. It grabbed my attention as it is a topic I have spent much timing thinking about personally. Lewis is writing a letter to someone who was challenging his perspective on the problem of evil. In the letter the gentleman attempts to redefine what it means to say God is good. He refers to some of the atrocities written about in the Old Testament as part of his argument. The quote is part of Lewis’ response.

The ultimate question is whether the doctrine of the goodness of God or that of the inerrancy of Scriptures is to prevail when they conflict. I think the doctrine of the goodness of God is the more certain of the two. Indeed, only that doctrine renders this worship of Him obligatory or even permissible. C.S. Lewis

If the quote grabs you take a moment to read more about the context and his reply here.

When God says he is good does it really mean good as we understand it? What do you think?

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