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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” 

                                       

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