|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Sunday, October 16 2011 00:00|
C. S. Lewis wrote in The Problem of Pain, "If God were good, He would wish to make His creatures perfectly happy, and if God were almighty, He would be able to do what He wished. But the creatures are not happy. Therefore, God lacks either goodness, or power, or both. This is the problem of pain in its simplest form."
Of the many questions raised by suffering and evil, these four capture most of the heart issues:
I love suffering because it produces in me the life of Christ, and I know of no other way to get it. I haven't been able to get it by self-will. I didn't get it through prosperity. It hasn't come to me through learning.
Great Quote: "He whom God loveth he beateth the hell out of."--Jamie Buckingham.
For More: Go to www.pastoringmen.com and click "63. Suffering" (1) see Part 6, "The Season of Suffering," in Seven Seasons of The Man in the Mirror; and (2) see or hear "Avoiding Suffering" in The Man in the Mirror Remix series.
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