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4 thoughts on “John 11 Sermon: How Can God Allow Suffering?

  1. skuybalon

    I really enjoyed your sermon. I found this not frequently quoted scripture."'to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.'" (Luke 1:77-79)

    That day Zechariah spoke as Luke records he "was filled with the Holy Spirit." As your sermon points out, these utterances were manifested into reality in the life of Jesus. We have this hope when decay's hands reach out and pulls us into the dark recesses, we will be like what should have been said of Adam but fulfilled in Jesus: "'For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption'"

  2. Cal

    I thought this was excellent, as one who is going through a period of suffering. One question though:

    What do you make of something like Isaiah 45:7 about the Lord creating prosperity and making suffering? Would this be the difference between God's will and what God allows/permits to take place? So in a sense Jesus created suffering by waiting those 2 days, even though He was opposed to death?


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