Why Does God Allow Suffering?

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If God is truly a God of love and mercy, why does He not intervene? Some have concluded that God simply doesn't exist. The answer, however, is much more complex. What does the Bible reveal about the causes of suffering?

Inside this Bible study aid:
-- A World Plagued With Human Suffering
-- A Front-Row Seat for Suffering
-- Why a Loving God Allows Suffering
-- Can We Explain All Suffering?
-- Satan's Role in Suffering
-- How Good Can Come From Suffering
-- How Events Molded the Character of One Future President
-- "It Is Appointed for Men to Die Once"
-- When Will Suffering Cease?
-- Walking Through the Valleys of Life

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United Church of God
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Aug 20, 2010
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Pages
54
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ISBN
9780557621514
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English
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Religion / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
Religion / Biblical Studies / General
Religion / Christian Education / General
Religion / Christian Life / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Religion / Christian Life / General
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
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Is death the end of human existence and consciousness, or do we continue in some other place or state of being? Do we go to a place of everlasting reward or eternal torment? Are we destined to be reincarnated, coming to life again in a different body in a seemingly endless cycle of living and dying? Will we ever see deceased loved ones again?

Is there somewhere you can go to find the answers to these questions? The Bible tells us exactly what happens after death.

It tells us what happens to those who have done right (will they go to heaven?) and wrong (or be tormented in an ever-burning hell?) and reveals the fate of the billions of people who have never known God and His way of life. Most churches claim to teach what the Bible says—but what does it really reveal?

You need to discover the answers yourself inside this Bible Study aid, What Happens After Death?. You'll be shocked when you find out what the Bible really teaches!

Chapters in this ebook:

-- What Happens After Death?
-- The Wondrous Gift of Life
-- The Mystery of Death
-- Do Some Bible Verses Teach That We Have an Immortal Soul?
-- The History of the Immortal-Soul Teaching
-- What About Reported Life-After-Death Experiences?
-- God's Plan of Redemption
-- The Promise of Life After Death
-- Ancient Pagan Belief in Heaven
-- Words of Encouragement
-- Are There Saved Human Beings in Heaven
-- Did Paul Expect to Be Conscious in Heaven Right After Dying?
-- How Eternal Life Will Ultimately Be Offered to All
-- The Biblical View of 'Hell'
-- Will the Torment of the Wicked Last Forever?
-- Are the Wicked Punished in an Ever-Burning Hell?
-- Are Some Tortured Forever in a Lake of Fire?
-- Lazarus and the Rich Man: Proof of Heaven and Hell?
-- Steps in Dealing With Grief
-- How Can We Help Those Who Are Grieving?
-- Everlasting Life Conquers Death

Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"...those who have died are unconscious, as if they are sleeping a dreamless sleep, awaiting their time to be called out of the grave and resurrected to a new life."

"Many people, however, believe in a perpetual, ever-burning hellfire or a condition of spiritual torment in which evil people are tortured throughout eternity. But the Bible’s simple teaching conveys nothing like this."

"Understanding the meaning of life, death and what follows this physical life can give priceless comfort and hope in the face of death. It should also have a great impact on the kind of person you are, motivating you to live carefully and make wise choices."
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What's ahead for the United States and Britain?Is the world's most powerful nation—the United States of America—overlooked in Bible prophecy? Why are relatively small powers like Egypt, Syria and Lebanon mentioned, but no nation recognizable as the United States can be found? What about other major English-speaking nations such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia?

In fact, many prophecies do mention these nations. But, without a proper understanding of history and the Scriptures, few can identify these countries and understand what lies ahead for them.

The Bible study aid booklet, The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy, takes you on a remarkable journey through history and Bible prophecy to reveal an incredible story with sobering implications for the major English-speaking nations. You can't afford to be without this priceless information.

Chapters in this ebook:
-- Two Nations That Changed the World
-- God's Commitment to Abraham and His Descendants
-- What Is a Biblical Covenant?
-- How God Shaped Israel's Future
-- Does God Keep His Word?
-- How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir
-- Israel's Golden Age
-- With Justice for All
-- International Trade: A Source of Solomon's Wealth
-- God's Covenant With David
-- Were All the Israelites Deported?
-- Are All Israelites Jews?
-- The Mysterious Scythians Burst Into History
-- Celts and Scythians Linked by Archaeological Discoveries
-- Linguistic Links: What's in a Name?
-- The Label Celt and Celtic Society
-- Prophecies of Israel's Resettlement in Northwestern Europe
-- Britain and the United States Inherit Joseph's Birthright
-- Benjamin Disraeli: Maestro of Empire
-- Advocates of British-Israelism
-- The Bible In British and American History
-- From Punishment to Destiny
-- Dual Fulfillment in Bible Prophecy
-- The Geography of Celtic-Scythian Commerce


Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"Why has history been so benevolent and economically generous to Britain and the United States? Why have they been blessed so favorably over the nations that preceded them in history? The answer lies in the understanding and fulfillment of biblical prophecy."

"God's promise to Abraham was not limited to a small and ancient people in the Middle East. It extends far into the future, and it is not limited by national boundaries."

"Where can we find the descendants of Joseph, the lost tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh? This list of blessings eliminates most of the nations of the world as contenders. To find them we must ask: Which nations possess these blessings in our world?"

"When we understand that the modern descendants of Joseph are the people of the United States and Britain, we see that over the past three centuries God has been true to His promises."

"Though the United States and Britain do not appear in the Bible's prophecies of the end time under their present names, God hasn't ignored these nations. He identifies them in prophecy according to their ancestry. Most people simply haven't known where to look for them."
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