Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

AT THE OUTSET, we need to realise that God loves the world with an everlasting love: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life’ (John 3:16). Salvation has come to humanity by means of Jesus Christ. It is the gift of God: ‘In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself’ (2 Corinthians 5:19). Human Wickedness God has given everyone the opportunity to choose between right and wrong, good and evil. He has promised everlasting life to those who choose to follow His way. Sadly, we often make the wrong choice. We ignore God’s principle of love. Down the centuries, millions have died in countless wars. Wars start because of human pride and greed (James 4:1–3). God is not to blame. Hunger, too, has brought suffering to millions. Yet one nation selfishly hoards food