by grace. God sent the help I needed not only when I was least expected it, but when I did not think I needed help. I was doing good doing things my own way. He sent me Tasha. Although I knew her for some time before, we never had a personal relationship. She has giving me all the tools I need to continue to fight not just to fight for my life, but how to seek relationship with God. 2. Briefly summarize the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference the lecture and/or Chapter 9 in the textbook. “In the Christian worldview, 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, 2015). Suffering is the exact result of the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. It allowed not only good to exist but evil to come about. The problem with suffering is questioning God about why he lets these evil things happen to his people for them to suffer. God gave us what us humans thought we wanted. He still gives us the ability to choose. Some might question why God allows suffering to people now even though it was not us but Adam and Eve who rebelled against him. There is no escaping suffering, because evil lives in this world. I would rather suffer here on earth and grow spiritually and trust in God, so I can make it to heaven and no longer suffer. It is my belief that suffering is like watering a seed in the ground, it will either die or blossom into something beautiful or something that is needed to sustain life.
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.
- Fall '10
- Theology, Interpersonal relationship, Suffering, Problem of evil