This is probably the biggest and the most challenging of our “Big Questions.” It’s big because it raises philosophical questions about God’s goodness (love, wisdom etc.) and his greatness (sovereignty, omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence).
– Why do good things happen to bad people?
– How can a God of love tolerate suffering?
– God is sovereign -can’t stop the suffering
If God is a God of love and a sovereign God then why doesn’t he stop the suffering now?
But it’s also challenging because it’s pastoral. We are not just asking hypothetical questions. It’s personal: “Why me?” or “Why those I care about?” Continue reading