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Why Is There Suffering

If God is good and loving, why are there so many sufferings, pains and persecutions in the world?

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 ---ryan3338 on 10/4/07
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Hey Ryan,

Reason #1.
2titus 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Why? - Because there are evil people in the world.
---trey on 11/3/07

Hey Ryan,

Reason #2.
Joh 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Why do we have tribulation? - Sin, and Satan.
But through Christ we are more than conquerors! (Rom 8:37)
---trey on 11/3/07

Hey Ryan,

Reason #3
John 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
John 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

Sometimes God allows us to suffer in order to let our light shine so that others might gain strength in the Lord. It also draws our friends closer to God when they pray for us.
---trey on 11/3/07

Hey Ryan,

Conclusion concerning suffering:
Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Elsewhere in the scriptures Paul calls the things that we are going through a "light affliction". At the present they seem like mountains, but in comparison to eternity with Christ they are nothing.

Lord bless you,
---trey on 11/3/07

No pain, no gain. And, no pain, no need for compassion. And, no pain, no crucifixion.
---John1944 on 11/2/07

Do you believe that God is truly so harsh as to punish mankind for a single act of disobediance?

Or is it possible that the eating of fruit from the tree of knowledge is a metaphor and has a greater, more timely, and symbolic meaning?
---matthew on 11/2/07

There is suffering because their will over Gods will. There is 17 kings they choose. 19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
---denise on 11/2/07

The sin of Adam and Eve is the reason there is suffering in the world. God is not the reason there is suffering but man's sinfulness and disobedience. God either permits or ordains suffering to bring about a greater good and when we unite our suffering with Christ's it has redemptive value.
---janet on 11/2/07

When will America wake up? In light of yesterdays shootings in Ohio, we see a person, a young man. We don't recognize the evil influences, the evil forces behind it all. Satan is too busy now adays. He is making his home inside the hearts and minds of our children and adults. Still we walk around with blind-folds on, Arguing and reasoning God out of our nation. How foolish that is. And what fools we as a people in our nation have become. Still we debate: This and That triggered it.
---catherine on 10/11/07

think of jesus,why did he suffer so?his suffering was for our iniquities,aka our sins.
---tom2 on 10/6/07

I have asked myself this question so many times. Why God allows His people to suffer so much? I can tell you God gets no enjoyment out of seeing anyone suffer, especially His own people. Satan is at the root cause of most of it and Because the heart of man is so very wicked. God allows suffering for different reasons. But one hour in heaven will make up for all the rotten stuff we go through down here. For the unsaved, hell is only the beginning.
---catherine on 10/4/07

Two reasons, this fallen world we live in, or rather as Tom2 said SIN, and I also believe that God allows suffering, pain and trials into our lives because He is molding us and shaping us to be more Christlike as well. We share in the sufferings of Christ as well as the blessings that God brings our way. When we respond in a Godly way to our sufferings and trials God is Glorified. Praise His Holy Name!
---Cynthia on 10/4/07

Well Ryan its because the world belongs to Satan not God, God is loving and caring, but its the nonbelievers and those that don't rely on him, kicked God out of just about everything. So its not him that is to blame its those that don't listen to him including some Christians.
---ANN on 10/4/07

---tom2 on 10/4/07

The God of this world is satan. Even after the fall of man in the garden of Eden man is still running the show. When God finally takes control after the millennium then and and only then will suffering be eliminated. We will praise Almighty God as the ages roll for rescuing man from himself.
---Mima on 10/4/07

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