“Good and upright is the Lord.” – Psalm 25:8 Why does a loving God allow human suffering and evil? If God is all-powerful, doesn’t he have the ability to prevent it? If the Creator truly cares, wouldn’t he bring peace upon this earth? What is the purpose of suffering, if any at all? These are… Read More Why Does a Good God Allow Human Suffering?
“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ… Read More Keep Enduring Through Trials because of the Joy of Your Salvation in Christ
There are two types of evil and suffering in the world. Moral evil as a result of free choices (murder, violence, greed) and suffering as a result of natural disasters (tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes). Since moral evil is a result of independent choices that humans make, it’s possible to convince a skeptic that it’s not God’s fault. However, how… Read More Why Does God allow Natural Disasters?
1. Accidental suffering and evil – A pastor is cutting his front lawn. He looks up from his task just in time to see his neighbor back out of the garage–right over his three year old son, who had been hidden from the rear view mirror. The pastor runs over to assist the panicked father… Read More THE MEANING OF SUFFERING IN A BROKEN WORLD