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IS GOD UNFAIR? (2)

by Donald Cantrell


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Is God Unfair? (2)
Series: Disappointment with God
Donald Cantrell
Job 30: 19 – 21, 26 – 27


Job 30:19 KJV - He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
Job 30:20 KJV - I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.
Job 30:21 KJV - Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
Job 30:26 KJV - When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
Job 30:27 KJV - My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Disappointment With God Series – Sermon 2

I – The Mistaken Ideology of God
“Mankind’s Logical Confusion”
II – The Mysterious Involvement of God
“Mankind’s Limited Comprehension”
III – The Maddening Indictment of God
“Mankind’s Livid Consternation”

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As I talked with Nancy that day she said, “I pray to God every night and ask Him why He has been so unfair to me. Why did He leave me alive?" She is an elderly woman suffering the results of a stroke. She said "My Mother died of a stroke. Why didn't He take me too, instead of leaving me like this? It is so unfair. Why is God so unfair?"

Where is the JUSTICE of God when you end up with a stroke instead of dying in the process?

How am I supposed to answer that?

Ross Cochrane

Phillip Yancey

When I got to the portion of Disappointment with God that dealt with the Book of Job, I decided to look around me and find the person I knew who was most like Job. I found such a person. He was a righteous man in the same sense that Job was righteous. He was a good man. He had been trained as a psychotherapist, but he gave up a lucrative practice and started to work in the inner-city among poor people. Yet after he did that, his life started to fall apart as well. The first thing that happened was that his wife came down with a case of breast cancer. ...

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