The Problem of Suffering?

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Why should I believe in a God I cannot see?
Is there more to life than this?
Why does God allow suffering?
Has Christianity caused wars?
What is the meaning of life?
Has Science disproved the Bible?
What is the world coming to?
What is the evidence that the Bible is special?

The child may see it as undesirable, interrupting what it wants to do. Suffering in our lives can be like this. It can upset our routines and make us stop and think. The Bible tells us that we are like wayward children. Left to ourselves, we would become like spoilt children and selfishly destroy ourselves. We are dying creatures because, as we have seen (1), we all like our own way. Our loving Creator allows suffering to show us that there is something wrong with our world.

Because we can choose, suffering is a way that a loving Creator has chosen to get our attention and make us think about His offer of life after death.

  • We can choose how we live our lives.
  • We all like to have our own way
  • Having our own way is not always best for us

The promised end of suffering

If we trust what the Bible tells us, we can be assured that one day suffering will end. The aim of this website is to give you the evidence which can help you have real confidence in the Bible message.

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ will come back to the earth to eventually remove all of our world's imperfections, including pain and death. Two examples of this comforting message are:

He will swallow up death forever,And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces

Isaiah 25 v 8

...God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

Revelation 21 v 4

We look at God's plan for us in the What is the meaning of life? section.

  • The Bible promises a time when there will be no more suffering.
  • We should consider whether or not we can trust this promise.