How Could a Good God Allow so Much Suffering? (1 of 5) by Jason Dees

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How Could a Good God Allow so Much Suffering? (1 of 5)
Series: Questions and Answers
Jason Dees
Romans 5:1-11

5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person-though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die- 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

This is God's Word.

I recently read Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, who of course was one of the founders of Apple, and then he eventually became to CEO of Apple in the late 1990s and held that job until his death in 2011. and ever since I was in second grade and started playing Oregon Trail in the computer lab at Whitesburg Elementary School I have been interested in Apple products, and so I was interested to read the biography and of course being a spiritual person I am always interested in the spiritual or religious beliefs of the people in every biography I read.

Spirituality or religion is not a big theme in the book though of course ...


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