How to answer “Why does evil and suffering exist?”
Doing some study at the moment, one of the questions has provoked a few thoughts between me and my wife but we have no answer for this question that satisfies either of us. Any help?
Using a story or saying from the life of Jesus, give a one-minute reply to the question: "How can you believe in a loving God who allows so much suffering in the world?"
Not the easiest question in the world, but I thought if there was a place that could provide an answer of some variation, this would be it.
Quick note: our answer:
In John 16:33, Jesus says that there WILL be trouble, but that he has overcome it. He suffered during his illegal trial, punishment and death, but that he came to glory through his resurrection and ascension. I believe not because he allows suffering, but because he suffered for us and because of that resurrection and ascension
Thanks for any other inputs!