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all those that He created on this earth. In chapter 9 of the textbook, Jonathan Sharpe explains that evil and suffering is part of everybody’s life. Suffering and evil go hand in hand since suffering is the emotions that result from evil. Evil is everywhere in this world and has been since Adam and Eve walked this earth. Since evil is everywhere, so is suffering. The text says, “Suffering can come in many forms, but, at some point, everyone will suffer deep pain or loss—it is an unavoidable fact of being human” (Sharpe, 2015). In essence humans can all relate to one another because of this suffering. We all have problems and this should cause compassion and empathy from one person to the other. God gives us comfort in times of trouble and worry. -“My soul is poured out within me; days of affliction have taken hold of me … The night racks my bones, and the pain that gnaws me takes no rest … I cry to you and you do notanswer me; I stand, and you only look at me … my bones burn with heat”. When reading thisI couldn’t help but think of those nights last year that took place in my first response. Within suffering, that time is so hard to continue living with a positive mindset considering you are experiencing something so negative and so hurtful that it would be almost bizarre to not go with the negative and lead down a dark path. But, with this dark path, if you are able to find God and all the wonders that he offers, you will be able to find more to life. God knows we are unable to do the things he is; we were given that opportunity but our own human nature got in the way of it and yet God still loves us for those flaws. We would not be put in an environment that we are unable to sustain and survive off of, that is not the way he works. There is always growth through pain but if we are unable to experience the complete
“benefit” of completely following Jesus and the word he left us.3.This Question is Answered as a Team: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 Christian worldview’s response to the problem of evil and suffering can be compared with Job’s suffering in the Bible. In similarity with Job, individuals find themselves questioning God’s power and presence when they find themselves having to confront feelings of suffering (Sharpe, 2015). We should not blame God for the evil and suffering of humanity nor should His nurture towards us be questioned. When people suffer, it often makes them reflect on life and this results in them viewing the world as a gift. God is there to help us all through the obstacles of suffering and He gives himself to us. Throughout the Bible, “the people who suffered the millennia, have proven again and again that God is powerful and good” (Sharpe, 2015). God is the only thing that can win over all evil and end all suffering. However, as we all know, suffering still occurs, even to those who are closest to God. At one point in most people’s lives, we question God’s plan after something bad happens to us (Sharpe, 2015). However, suffering can be a gift because when people suffer, it