A car crash claims the life of a Christian college student on her way home, a faithful pastor receives a cancer diagnosis, a family is away on vacation only to receive the call that their house was destroyed in a fire.
One of the most common questions believers and unbelievers alike ask is why a loving and all-powerful God would allow bad things to happen.
When many believers are asked this question, they freeze, not knowing what to say.
Some suffering is caused by bad choices, true. But some are also caused by random nature itself, for example: earthquakes, floods, diseases, etc.
Such as the case of a little baby born with a genetic defect that caused him or her to die horribly after suffering for many months.
One of the most common arguments atheists challenge Christians with is the so-called “problem of pain.”
If there’s an all-powerful, loving God, why do bad things still happen?
As a believer or non-believer, what is your answer to this emotionally charged question?