The five topics covered in this presentation are: 1. Three theological statements on the Christian view of suffering; 2. Why would an all-loving God allow suffering? 3. What to do when suffering comes; 4. The opportunities of suffering; 5. Suffering as an offering of self in the imitation of Jesus. – While suffering can be a big divider, it also brings people together and allows them to be of service to one another. We are the hands and feet of Christ in the world and his words echo true today, “Pick up your cross and follow me.” Learn about the purpose of suffering and the misinterpretations of suffering (God does not will suffering). Why does God allow humans and/or nature to cause suffering? Why didn’t He just Create everything perfect?
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