Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

By Jared I have often been asked, “If God really exists, and He is really as great as the scriptures say, why does He let so many good people suffer and so many bad people succeed?” It’s a good question. The scriptures seem to make it so simple: If you keep God’s commandments, you’ll be blessed; if you break God’s commandments, you’ll be punished. Why, then, does this not seem to hold true when you look around the world? There are a number of answers to this question. None of them make the...
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Why Bad Things Happen to Good People – Part VI

For those of you who are sick of hearing about this topic, don't worry. This is the last post in this series and will hopefully wrap things up pretty well. So far we've looked at two reasons why bad things happen to good people. Those reasons were: 1. Due to our own actions 2. Due to the actions of others We discussed how if we assume that our ability to choose for ourselves and learn and grow through the consequences of our choices is a crucial component of this life, God cannot preve...
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