This is Part 2 in the article, “Are There Some who Deserve to Suffer?” of the larger question, “How can a loving God allow suffering?” Part 1 was posted yesterday.
Should People be Saved from Themselves?
Then there is the question, “How do we protect people from themselves?” Do they deserve to suffer because of foolish decisions made either purposely or naively? Do we ask God to suspend natural laws like gravity? Or the second law of thermodynamics (the premise that conditions naturally get worse instead of better)? Is God obligated to prevent the naturally occurring results of heredity because children are innocent? Then do we expect Him to save man from the indignities of others? Should God allow free will, but not the effects and consequences of that free will on others? Who is the judge? Continue reading