Why do bad things happen?
Common Question
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“WHY?” is a question which comes from our
pain, grief and loss.
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Many ask why a loving God would allow
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1 – We are mortal and live in a
disease and death world
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Nature does not discriminate between believer
and atheist. Cance...
2 – We are foolish and make some
bad decisions
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Much of our suffering is self-inflicted
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God gave us a free will
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Somet...
3 – We are connected and injured
by other's decisions
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Jonah's rebellion put a ship and the crew in
danger
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A drunk driv...
4 – We are vulnerable and suffer
from man's inhumanity to man
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Murder, rape, robbery, identity thieves
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3 teens that kil...
5 – We are righteous, and darkness
hates the light
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2 Timothy 3:12 Godly will suffer persecution
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Job 14:1 Man is a few ...
5 – We are righteous, and darkness
hates the light
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John 15:18-19 18 "If the world hates
you, you know that it hated Me b...
Conclusion
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Bad things do happen.
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God did not promise us a life without pain.
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We are promised that we can overcome
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...
Conclusion

Bad things do happen.

God did not promise us a life without pain.

We are promised that we can overcome

...
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the most difficult issue for many is why there is suffering.
This lesson looks at some reasons we suffer.

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Why bad things happen

  1. 1. Why do bad things happen?
  2. 2. Common Question  “WHY?” is a question which comes from our pain, grief and loss.  Many ask why a loving God would allow suffering in the world?  There are 5 primary causes of suffering.
  3. 3. 1 – We are mortal and live in a disease and death world  Nature does not discriminate between believer and atheist. Cancer, heart attacks, natural disasters happen to all men.  Matthew 5:45 – It rains on the just and the unjust.  Floods, tornadoes, fire, hurricanes – affect all of us.
  4. 4. 2 – We are foolish and make some bad decisions  Much of our suffering is self-inflicted  God gave us a free will  Sometimes we make the wrong choice.  Joshua 24:15 – Choose this day  Some spend, others save.  Some do right, others do wrong.  Some are good and kind, others are mean and evil.
  5. 5. 3 – We are connected and injured by other's decisions  Jonah's rebellion put a ship and the crew in danger  A drunk driver puts others in danger of suffering or death  A violent temper leads to fights, injury, property damage  A gossip harms reputations and destroys friendships
  6. 6. 4 – We are vulnerable and suffer from man's inhumanity to man  Murder, rape, robbery, identity thieves  3 teens that killed a collage student because they were bored  Terrorists, dictators (Hitler, Stalin)  There are wicked, mean, cruel people in our world.
  7. 7. 5 – We are righteous, and darkness hates the light  2 Timothy 3:12 Godly will suffer persecution  Job 14:1 Man is a few days and full of trouble  The world hated Jesus. It would hate the apostles and early Christians.  Stand for truth and right and the world will hate us  Collagedale church (Chattanooga, TN) stood against same-sex relationships.
  8. 8. 5 – We are righteous, and darkness hates the light  John 15:18-19 18 "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
  9. 9. Conclusion  Bad things do happen.  God did not promise us a life without pain.  We are promised that we can overcome  We can live with God for eternity without the pain, tears, sorrow and grief of this world.
  10. 10. Conclusion  Bad things do happen.  God did not promise us a life without pain.  We are promised that we can overcome  We can live with God for eternity without the pain, tears, sorrow and grief of this world.

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