Book of Job

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Why Do "Good" People Suffer? Pain and suffering are problems in life that everyone wonders about. Why should a righteous person suffer? Why does God allow his own children to suffer? The questions quickly rise to mind and on the surface seem reasonable, but a closer look at them reveals that they convey a certain meaning. These questions imply that human suffering is inconsistent with the love of God. As a God of love He …

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…a deeper understanding of God but who also became a source of encouragement for people in every generation to follow. If death is the end of everything, then a life filled with suffering isn't fair. But if the end of this life brings us to the door of complete happiness, then the most fortunate people in the universe are those who find, through suffering, that this life is not all we have to live for.