He Allows Suffering
September 11, 2011 Speaker: Series: Top Ten Reasons Why Not To Follow Jesus
Topic: Beliefs Verse: Revelation 21:5–21:5
TOP 10 REASONS WHY NOT TO FOLLOW JESUS
“He Allows Suffering”
Pastor Duane Cross | 09.11.2011
WHY IS THERE PAIN AND SUFFERING IN THE WORLD?
4 STATEMENTS ABOUT GOD
STATEMENT #1: GOD EXISTS
STATEMENT #2: GOD CREATED US WITH A FREE WILL
4 SOURCES OF EVIL
1) Some evil is my own fault.
2) Some evil is not our fault.
3) Natural calamities.
“I am making everything new!” (Revelation 21:5)
4) Presence of the evil one.
“Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (I Peter 5:8)
STATEMENT #3: GOD IS ALL-KNOWING
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20)
“In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
STATEMENT #4: GOD IS WITH US
“God is near the broken-hearted.” (Psalm 34:18)
“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows.” (Isaiah 53:4)
“I AM WITH YOU”