Bible Study Course: Lesson 4 - Why Does God Allow Suffering?

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How do we reconcile anguish and suffering with the Bible's portrayal of a loving God?
Inside this Bible study lesson:-- Freedom of Choice or Freedom from Suffering?-- The Sovereignty of God-- Why Suffering?-- The Importance of Godly Character-- Jesus Christ's Profound Example of Suffering-- Why Must Christians Suffer?-- Avoiding Unnecessary Suffering-- Help for Sufferers-- Time and Chance-- God is Always Fair-- How God Sees Suffering-- Satan's Role in Causing Suffering-- Cause and Effect: An Often-Overlooked Principle-- Learning from the Suffering of Job-- Historical Insights into Human Suffering-- Glossary-- Points to Ponder--

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Eight Little Acres
December 2, 2017
Makes some good Biblical points
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Golden Biundo
October 14, 2015
Good read, like the biblical references gives it a personalized touch
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Linda Smith
August 25, 2015
Why does God allow suffering.
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