Why does GODletBADthings happen to GOODpeople?<br />
Bad things happen to good people<br />We can break this down further into two sub-questions:<br />Why does God allow…<br /...
Bad things happen to good people<br />Why does God allow peopleto do bad things to other “good” people?<br />Answer: ?<br />
Bad things happen to good people<br />Why does God allow peopleto do bad things to other “good” people?<br />Answer: Free-...
Bad things happen to good people<br />God allows people (who are natural sinners) to freelychooseactions<br />(Joshua 24:1...
Bad things happen to good people<br />God holds us accountable for the bad we do and judges us after death, not (*typicall...
Bad things happen to good people<br />Why does God allow unfortunate events (tragedy, sickness, job loss, etc.) to happen ...
Bad things happen to good people<br />Why does God allow unfortunate events (tragedy, sickness, job loss, etc.) to happen ...
Bad things happen to good people<br />Job was a righteous man and God allowed Satan to give him the *Lemony Snickets (Job ...
Bad things happen to good people<br />Job was a righteous man and God allowed Satan to give him the Lemony Snickets (Job 1...
Bad things happen to good people<br />Bad things happened to *Jesus (threats, torture, death, etc.)<br />Why?<br />* Jesus...
Bad things happen to good people<br />Bad things happened to Jesus (threats, torture, death, etc.)<br />Why?<br />To bring...
Bad things happen to good people<br />God never told us that bad things won’t happen to His people<br />Jesus even tells u...
Bad things happen to good people<br />God did tell us, however, that if we accept Christ we can look forward to Heaven, a ...
Bad things happen to good people<br />But while we’re on Earth we should…<br />Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever...
Bad things happen to good people<br />Bad things will happen to you or your loved ones.  <br />But know that if you’re a c...
Bad things happen to good people<br />We don’t always know or like why God allows bad to happen to “good”people<br />But w...
Bad things happen to good people<br />And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who hav...
Bad things happen to good people<br />Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom andknowledge of God! How unsearchable his ...
Questions?<br />Ask us anytime at SwordSharp.com<br />Download our FREE Android app for more answers!<br />https://market....
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Why does God allow Bad things to happen to Good people?

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Ever wonder why bad things like tragedies, murders, etc. happen to "good" people? So did we. See what the Bible has to say about it.
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  • Job was very wealthy and happy. The Bible says he was the greatest of all men of the East. Satan looked around the earth &amp; God asked if he considered Job. Satan said of course he is righteous but take away his stuff and he will curse you to your face. God told Satan he could do everything to him but take his life. So on Job’s oldest son’s birthday a messenger told him a group of people stole all his animals and killed his servants. Another said lightning burned his sheep and servants and the messenger was the only one to escape. Then another messenger said a whirlwind came destroying his brother’s house and everyone in it, including all his children. But Job still worshipped the Lord saying “Naked I came into the World, naked I’ll go. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Then Satan came again saying “touch his body and he’ll curse you.” So Job got sick with painful sores from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet. His wife even told him to curse God and die but he still remained faithful. In the end the Lord restored his fortunes doubling all he had before.
  • Why does God allow Bad things to happen to Good people?

    1. 1. Why does GODletBADthings happen to GOODpeople?<br />
    2. 2. Bad things happen to good people<br />We can break this down further into two sub-questions:<br />Why does God allow…<br />people to do bad things to other “good” people?<br />unfortunate events to happen to “good” people?<br />
    3. 3. Bad things happen to good people<br />Why does God allow peopleto do bad things to other “good” people?<br />Answer: ?<br />
    4. 4. Bad things happen to good people<br />Why does God allow peopleto do bad things to other “good” people?<br />Answer: Free-will<br />
    5. 5. Bad things happen to good people<br />God allows people (who are natural sinners) to freelychooseactions<br />(Joshua 24:15, James 4:4)<br />God stopping us from sinning against others = God preventing us from executing our choices<br />
    6. 6. Bad things happen to good people<br />God holds us accountable for the bad we do and judges us after death, not (*typically) the instant we decide to do a bad act.<br />(Romans 14:12; Matthew 12:36; 1 Peter 4:5)<br />*Ananias & Sapphira(Acts 5) dying instantlyafter lying to Peter and the Holy Spirit is an untypical case… so it is possible<br />
    7. 7. Bad things happen to good people<br />Why does God allow unfortunate events (tragedy, sickness, job loss, etc.) to happen to “good” people?<br />Answer: ?<br />
    8. 8. Bad things happen to good people<br />Why does God allow unfortunate events (tragedy, sickness, job loss, etc.) to happen to “good” people?<br />Answer: We don’t always know<br />
    9. 9. Bad things happen to good people<br />Job was a righteous man and God allowed Satan to give him the *Lemony Snickets (Job 1, 2)<br />Why?<br />* “Lemony Snickets” meaning “Series of Unfortunate Events” <br />Read Job Ch. 1, 2, and 42 to get the gist of what happened. Job was righteous but God allowed him to instantly lose his wealth, health, and family. (God restored them twice as much in the end.)<br />
    10. 10. Bad things happen to good people<br />Job was a righteous man and God allowed Satan to give him the Lemony Snickets (Job 1)<br />Why?<br />To show Job’s righteousness to Satan<br />
    11. 11. Bad things happen to good people<br />Bad things happened to *Jesus (threats, torture, death, etc.)<br />Why?<br />* Jesus, being the sinless Son of God was the only “good” person ever<br />
    12. 12. Bad things happen to good people<br />Bad things happened to Jesus (threats, torture, death, etc.)<br />Why?<br />To bring salvation to the world<br />
    13. 13. Bad things happen to good people<br />God never told us that bad things won’t happen to His people<br />Jesus even tells us that those who serve Him will be persecuted (John 15:20)<br />
    14. 14. Bad things happen to good people<br />God did tell us, however, that if we accept Christ we can look forward to Heaven, a place where there will be no more pain or suffering <br />(Rev. 21:4)<br />
    15. 15. Bad things happen to good people<br />But while we’re on Earth we should…<br />Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. …Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. <br />(James 1:2-4, 12)<br />
    16. 16. Bad things happen to good people<br />Bad things will happen to you or your loved ones. <br />But know that if you’re a child of God, what the enemy means for evil God can turn for good (Gen. 50:20; Romans 8:28)<br />
    17. 17. Bad things happen to good people<br />We don’t always know or like why God allows bad to happen to “good”people<br />But we can be assured that God has the best interest of his kids and Kingdom in mind<br />God will do what it takes to save His people and get His glory… including things we don’t understand<br />
    18. 18. Bad things happen to good people<br />And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. <br />(Romans 8:28)<br />
    19. 19. Bad things happen to good people<br />Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom andknowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! (Romans 11:33)<br />
    20. 20. Questions?<br />Ask us anytime at SwordSharp.com<br />Download our FREE Android app for more answers!<br />https://market.android.com/details?id=com.swordsharp.androidapps<br />

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