Published January 2005
by Alpha USA .
Written in English
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8 There are other reasons why there is so much suffering in the world. After Adam and Eve rebelled, they passed sin on to their children. And because of sin, humans cause other humans to suffer. They often want to be more important than others. They fight, they go to war, and they bully others. (Ecclesiastes ; ) Sometimes people suffer. God is still there despite any tragedy you may be experiencing. But why does God allow suffering? On Nov. 21, , when the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas burned, survivors were brought into the Convention Center, where our Crusade meetings were being held. The question of applicability is both the strength and the weakness of "Why does God allow suffering?" Gumble notes "suffering is not a problem for all religions. It is an acute problem for the Judeo-Christian tradition because we believe that God is both good and all powerful." He acknowledges that "Theologians and philosophers have wrestled /5(10). God promises a time when there will be no more crying, no more tears, no more pain and suffering, when we will be reunited with God in perfect harmony, : Lee Strobel.
Why does God allow suffering? Because He allows us to have free choice, and the natural consequence of disobedience to God’s beneficial laws is suffering. Truly, history shows that the “wages” of sin (disobedience to God’s laws and commandments) is death, suffering, sadness and sorrow. Why did Jesus Christ have to suffer? The question, “why does God allow pain and suffering,” is always asked of pain and suffering experienced by those we deem to be innocent or undeserving of such affliction. The answer to this question is that none of us are truly innocent or undeserving. Gumbel speaks of how for the most part suffering is caused by sin. Not necessarily your own sin but the sin of others. God using suffering to draw us to Christ. God uses suffering to build our character. God is with us in our suffering. This little book gives some good thoughts along with providing some scripture references and book references/5. Question: "Why does God allow the innocent to suffer?" Answer: There is so much suffering in the world, and it is felt by everyone to one degree or another. Sometimes, people suffer as the direct result of their own poor choices, sinful actions, or willful irresponsibility; in those cases, we see the truth of Proverbs , “The way of the treacherous is their ruin” (ESV).
Why Does God Allow Suffering? book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. There are no easy answers to the problem of suffering. An ho /5(2). Keller responds to the question of human suffering in this manner: “There are two answers. The first is God made us with free will and we turned away from him. The fallenness of the world brings suffering. But the level most people are concerned with is, why does God allow my suffering? The Bible is insistent we not try to answer that question. Look at the Book. Look at the Book. Suffering Prepares Us to Enjoy God 2 Corinthians – For God’s children, all suffering is light compared to the weight of the glory coming, and all affliction is temporary compared to eternal bliss. John Piper Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. Though God does not approve of sin and its consequences (suffering), nor is He responsible for it, it is here by His permission. In His omniscience (His full knowledge of everything), He knew that the plan He chose, even though it allowed for sin and suffering, ultimately would bring about the greatest good and glory.