If God is real, why is there pain and suffering in the world?
Food for thought
Question: If there is a God, and He is all powerful, why then is there so much pain and suffering in the world?
Lets start with the structure of the question first. What it should ask is, if God is real, why doesn’t He clean up the mess that we have made? Or are we not accountable for our actions? Why then is it God’s fault when bad things happen as a result of our decision as a people not to follow God’s laws? Then the counterpart to this question usually becomes why do good people have to suffer to? My response to that is simply this. If you can show me one person who can be called righteous according to God’s laws first of all, then prove that he is in pain and suffering, Then I will be open to hear any arguments. Bad things happen to us because we are like rebellious little children who refuse to follow God’s divine plan for our lives. So to answer the question as directly as possible. There is pain and suffering in the world because we put it there. We strayed from God and chose our own paths, and pain and suffering are just the consequences. If I go out and get drunk and crash my car into your family, will you blame me, or is it Gods fault? If I put my faith in my government, and allow them to vaccinate my children, and they become sick and die, can I then blame God? If our leaders decide to go to war for political gain, is God accountable for the millions of young men and women they sacrifice to their gods of money, power, and greed? You get the point. It’s time we own up to being sinners, and except the fact that we brought this on our selves. The good news is God still loves you and has given you another chance through Christ if you are willing to except it.
DISCLAIMER: These are only my thoughts, and opinions.