Charles Hodge on the existence of evil

"How can the existence of evil, physical and moral, be reconciled with the benevolence and holiness of a God infinite in his wisdom and power? This is the question which has exercised the reason and tried the faith of men in all ages of the world. Such is the distance between God and man, such the feebleness of our powers, and such the limited range of our vision, it might seem reasonable to leave this question to be answered by God himself. If a child cannot rationally sit in judgment on the conduct of his parents, nor a peasant comprehend the affairs of an empire, we certainly are not competent to call God to account, or to ask of Him the reason of his ways. We might rest satisfied with the assurance that the Judge of all the earth must do right. These considerations, however, have not availed to prevent speculation on this subject. The existence of evil is constantly brought forward by sceptics as an argument against religion; and it is constantly in the minds of believers as a difficulty and a doubt. While it is our duty to obey the injunction, 'Be still and know that I am God,' it is no less our duty to protest against those solutions of this great problem which either destroy the nature of sin or the nature of God" (Charles Hodge, Systematic Theology, Volume 1, pp. 429-430; underlining mine--CD).

Charles Hodge doth greatly capitulate and fornicate with the enemies of God.  But this is what God-haters who profess to follow the true God do -- they capitulate and they fornicate.