Imagine that a close friend has just suffered through a great personal loss

Imagine that a close friend has just suffered through

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4.Imagine that a close friend has just suffered through a great personal loss (death of a loved one, natural disaster, disease, job loss, divorce, or a broken relationship) and your friend asks you why God would let such a terrible thing happen. How would you respond to your friend?I would explain to my friend that we as humans do not see things how God sees them. “In 1 Corinthians 13:12 we're told, ‘Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity’” (Strobel, 2012). Also God is not the creator of evil or suffering. God is all for love and forgiveness.He sent his own Son down to die for our sins. 5.How might the problem of evil and suffering lead one to the conclusion that absolutes exist?Truth is conformity to fact, reality, or actuality. In other words, truth is that which is real, not imaginary. So, by definition you might say that truth is objective, and therefore absolute (Sharpe, 2014). Witnessing evil and suffering in the world can lead a person to believe in absolutes because to us the world is real and we are actually in it. So, seeing these evils in the absence of God would provide a clear example that the answer to said suffering would be found in God. Not the end of the suffering, but the answer to it, thus giving you an absolute truth.Sources:Sharpe, J. (2014). The Beginning of Wisdom, CH 9. Retrieved from: -thought-and-life/v2.1/#/chapter/9Strobel, L. (2012). Why Does God Allow Tragedy and Suffering? Retrieved from: -only/doesgodallowtragedy.html
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