Suffering: What is worse than the suffering that God allows? Part 4

This is Part 4 of 4 parts answering the question, “What is worse than the suffering that God allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?”  

The Worst Suffering a Person Can Experience (cont.)

Fourthly, it is described as torments. Torments is only the beginning as this was the holding “tank” prior to the Lake of Fire in the account Jesus foretold of Lazarus and the rich man. This temporary situation was only the beginning of the eternal pain, Continue reading

Suffering: What is worse than the suffering that God allows? Part 3

This is Part 3 of 4 parts answering the question, “What is worse than the suffering that God allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?”  Part 4 will be posted tomorrow.

There is a Worse Suffering Than Pain on Earth

Someone asked the question of an on-line question website of what the worst kind of suffering was. There were ridiculous answers given like toothache, sciatic nerve and disease (including mental health problems). I’m not questioning that these are painful. There are certainly other suggested painful possibilities like violence, losing your child, severe burns and chronic trauma. Slavery under totalitarian governments could be rated high including the mental anguish of severe forms of abuse. But are those the most painful? Continue reading

Suffering: What is worse than the suffering that God allows? Part 2

This is Part 2 of 4 parts answering the question, “What is worse than the suffering that God allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Parts 3-4 will be posted on succeeding days.

Suffering Should be Related to God

God promises that He will work all things together for good in order to grow us up to be conformed to the image of Jesus. Paul wrote, Continue reading

Suffering: What is worse than the suffering that God allows? Part 1

This is Part 1 of 4 parts answering the question, “What is worse than the suffering that God allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering? Parts 2-4 will be posted on succeeding days.

For many, the suffering that God allows is the worst thing they can imagine. The dreadful woe can be terrible. It may be a constant, dull ache or an acute anguish. Even if it is temporary, it can become so “old” that it seems to have no end. Those of us who are in the midst of adversity may get to the point where we would almost rather die than continue on in the pain! However, there is something worse than the sifferomg we may experience in life. Continue reading