Why Suffering?

A new book is addressing an ancient question –by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale

Why Suffering?

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On Friday, December 14, 2012, a twenty-year-old gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and killed twenty small children and six adults. There are no words to describe how sickening this is. How on earth could God allow it?
Events like this beg questions about God. Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of such evil? In Why Suffering?, world-renowned defender of Christianity Ravi Zacharias and Oxford University philosopher Vince Vitale carefully walk you through a variety of responses that considered cumulatively provide a clear, comprehensive, and convincing case that God is both loving and all-powerful.
Why Suffering? is written with great respect for the complexity of the issue, recognizing that many who read it will be in the trenches of deep suffering themselves.

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  • Hamadi Beloch

    That is a great question. I believe that we suffer to appreciate what we have when it is finally presented to us and as a trial for those who say they are faithful. Suffering brings about a certain humbleness and sincerity. God never punishes without reason and He never gives you anything that you cannot handle. Another way of seeing it is that God is a jealous God and he causes suffering to make his creations submit to his will.

    • Hamadi,
      What did you think of the points in the lecture on this issue?

  • widmy Dessources

    This is one of the most difficult question to answer, because we know that God is love so why he permit such of things to happens? Is he indifferent to our pains? But sometimes God let things happen to test our faith, remember Job in the bible, God allowed the evil to take everything that he had, he lost all his children the same day, just for Job to declined the existence of God. God was testing his faith. So we need to recognize that we were created by God if he allows things to happens to us can be for our own sake. We need to settle it in our hearts, in our minds, whether we understand or not, that what ever God does is right.

    • Thanks for your thoughts Widmy
      What did you think of the points made in the lecture?