Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
Why is doing good no guarantee of an easy life? One of the most common objections to the Christian Faith is 'If God created the universe, and is still in control of it, then Why does he allow suffering and...
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Why is doing good no guarantee of an easy life? One of the most common objections to the Christian Faith is 'If God created the universe, and is still in control of it, then Why does he allow suffering and injustice?' Melvin Tinker considers the different opinions people have before investigating the biblical answers about a crucial topic that needs to be faced by an evangelistic church. He looks at the situations biblical characters faced, the opposition to Jesus himself, and the suffering of the early church. This book provides the key factors behind the benefit and purpose of suffering. What is excellent about this book as it doesn't enter into speculation about philosophical theories but undergirds an understanding of suffering by careful consideration of Biblical passages such as four chapters on Job, Psalm42, 73; Luke 13:1-5; 1 Peter 4:12-19, and Revelation 5.
One of the commonest objections to the Christian Faith is "If God created the universe, and is still in control of it, then why does he allow suffering?" Melvin considers peoples' differing opinions before investigating the biblical answers.
Melvin Tinker is the Vicar of St. John's Church of England, Newlands, Hull. He is a popular author on culture and faith, has participated in 'Word Alive' and is a leading member of the Anglican group 'REFORM'. He is the author of a number of books including: Tales of the Unexpected: The Subversive Stories of Jesus; Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People: Biblical Look at the problem of suffering; Wisdom to Live By: Living Biblically in a Complex World; Evangelical Concerns : Rediscovering the Christian mind on issues facing the Church today; Road to Reality and Close Encounters: unforgettable meetings with Jesus.