WHY GOD ALLOWS HUMAN SUFFERING
In Romans 8:18 the inspired apostle Paul said,??I consider tha sufferings of this preset time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.?? The question raised in the message is, ??Why does Almighty God allow any human suffering at all? If God is good and all powerful why doesn??t he prevent human suffering??? One is bound to believe that if God is God at all he is good and omnipotent, and some reason that if God possessed both these attributes there would be no suffering. The strong argument is made that if God were powerful enough and good, he would prevent suffering. Either he allows it because he is not good or because he does not have the power to stop it. How can God be both good and omnipotent and still tolerate so much terrible suffering in his universe? The very first words of the Bible say, ??In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.?? Hence, there is such a being as God, a creative, infinite personal Being, who brought this universe into being and who continues to sustain its existence. The Bible asserts that God is merciful, longsuffering and abounds in goodness and truth (Ex. 34:6). Jesus said, ??No one is good, but One, that is God??(Matt. 19:17). By this Jesus meant that God alone is absolutely good. In comparison to Him, no nan is good. The Bible just as clearly teaches that God is omnipotent. Rev. 19:6 declares that the Lord God omnipotent reigns, and Luke 1:37 says, ??For with God nothing shall be impossible.??
First, let us try to try to clear up some misapprehensions about God