Why do bad things happen? Where is God when we suffer? How should we respond to suffering?
You can listen to the original audio of ‘What About Suffering?’ here:
Midweek Q & A
When speaking about suffering we invited questions via SMS. We recorded a response to this question here:
- A common expression you hear from non-Christians is “I have no interest in a God who allows such suffering, who allows a child to die, who allows innocent people to be hurt,” and so on. What magic one-liner or short response can we give to them so that they are challenged to rethink their idea of God.
- Doesn’t God sometimes cause suffering for his glory and our ultimate good?
The quote by John Dickson is from an interview with Karl Faase in the Towards Belief DVD, Episode 1: Suffering, Olive Tree Media. You can find the DVD here.
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