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If God is good and all-powerful, why do bad things happen to good people? This question takes a look at a couple of stories that speak into the question that never seems to go away.
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Hebrew 11:35-37 Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. and even chains and imprisonment. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated—
“When you take a step of faith. Your faith is not in the outcome you want. It’s in the faithfulness of God.” -Craig Groeshel.”
“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”
Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
But even if He does not,
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
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