2 Briefly summarize the problem of evil and suffering Cite and reference the

2 briefly summarize the problem of evil and suffering

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2. Briefly summarize the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference the lecture and/or Chapter 9 in the textbook. From a Christian Worldview, evil and suffering stem shortly after creation from the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The fall of humanity allowed evil to exist in the world. The textbook describes the fall of humanity as, “Suffering exists because humans wished to experience a world that was opposite from that which God intended, a world in which evil was possible as well as good” (Sharpe, 2014). Suffering may be the biggest question regarding the
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Christian faith. People may doubt God’s exist or completely hate God altogether because of their suffering. Christians or unbelievers question why God would allow bad things to happen to them. Many would believe if a God truly loved them why would these things happen and it most likely makes it hard for people trust God or have a relationship with him. 3. Briefly summarize the Christian worldview’s response to the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference the lecture and/or Chapter 9 in the textbook. The book of Job may be the best example of overcoming suffering while remaining faithful to God. The textbook paints a picture of Job’s life, “A great example of one person in the Bible who questioned fairness, justice and the presence of God in the midst of suffering is found in the Book of Job, which is a powerful story of one man’s suffering and God’s eventual answer. The English Standard Version Study Bible explains the purpose of the book is to demonstrate to “people that struggle with the justice of a sovereign God in a world filled with suffering” (ESV).
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