Christian Responses to Suffering
“ Suffering is a punishment for sin”. Do you agree? What situations can you think of where this seems to be true?  What ar...
CHRISTIANITY – GOOD AND EVIL Describe Christian beliefs about God and the Devil. Explain how these beliefs might help peop...
<ul><li>Explain how Christians might try to cope with suffering. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ If you believe in God, suffering does...
<ul><li>‘ When people suffer they are being punished for something they have done.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree?  Give ...
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5 Sin And Suffering

  1. 1. Christian Responses to Suffering
  2. 2. “ Suffering is a punishment for sin”. Do you agree? What situations can you think of where this seems to be true? What arguments could you use to argue against this view? Turn to p75 in the textbook and read about the exorcism of Legion.
  3. 3. CHRISTIANITY – GOOD AND EVIL Describe Christian beliefs about God and the Devil. Explain how these beliefs might help people who are suffering. ‘ If God was really good then people would not suffer.’ Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. Describe Christian beliefs about good and evil. Explain the ways in which a Christian might try to find the answer to a moral problem. ‘ When people suffer they are being punished for something they have done.’ Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. Describe how Christians might try to find out the right way to behave.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Explain how Christians might try to cope with suffering. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ If you believe in God, suffering does not matter.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe Christian teachings about the Devil. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how Christians might respond to the idea that a loving God allows evil in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Suffering is good for people.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe Christian beliefs about why there is evil the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how a Christian might find out the right way to behave. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ People should try to be happy; there is no point in trying to be good.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>‘ When people suffer they are being punished for something they have done.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. </li></ul>

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