God and Suffering

We fill God's very good creation with sin and then wonder why we have to suffer. If God can make the world, He can fix it. Why doesn't He? Why should He?

Day One: The God of Justice
Justice is a term used for what is right or "as it should be." Justice is one of God's attributes and flows out of His holiness. Justice and righteousness are often used synonymously in the Bible...
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For more, see: "Why does God allow good things to happen to bad people?"

Day Two: Violence in the Old Testament
The fact that God commanded the killing of entire nations in the Old Testament has been the subject of harsh criticism from opponents of Christianity for some time. That there was violence in the Old Testament is indisputable...
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For more, see: "Why did God command the extermination / genocide of the Canaanites?"

Day Three: The Holocaust
In dealing with the problem of evil in the world, we run into many problems like this one. Could God have prevented the Holocaust? Yes, He could have. He could also have prevented Stalin's massacres in the U.S.S.R., the Spanish Inquisition's torture of dissidents, and Nero's reign of terror...
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For more, see: "Where was God on September 11?"

Day Four: Hitler and Saddam
The Bible says that God is sovereign. This means that He is ultimately in control of everything, not just some things. He is in control of the weather (Psalm 148:8), life and death (Psalm 104:29-30), and even seemingly inconsequential happenings...
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Day Five: Natural Disasters
Why does God allow earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, typhoons, cyclones, mudslides, wildfires, and other natural disasters? Tragedies cause many people to question God's goodness...
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For more, see: "Knowing Why"

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Published 10-25-16