One of the main obstacles to faith in God is the problem of evil. How could a just and loving God create a world in which so much evil exists? Clearly there are great inequities among people, and many people have little opportunity to develop the characteristics required to live in the kingdom of God. Understanding the importance of the Millennium in the plan of salvation gives us important insights in addressing this issue. The promise of the Millennium is that it will be a time of peace, freedom, and opportunity for all people living on the earth.