All i know why God makes us suffer, is to test out faith.
But what else, can you add why God makes us suffer?
What if God did’t made suffering occur in the world, then what will happen to the world? Will it make it alot easier?
Pls. make a brief answer regarding why God makes us suffer!!
So your saying all the bad things that happen are caused by God. Wow and here I thought I just made some bad choices in life. Thanks now I can blame this crummy life on God.
Man brought suffering on his own by disobeying God and allowing Satan to device them (Adam and Eve) God had made a utopian place for man and beast. The only job was to tend the Garden and care for God’s other creatures. The only rule was not to eat from one tree in the Garden, one tree. Man messed it up.
God did not create Satan to make people suffer it just turns out that Satan choice of his own free will to rebel against God because he wanted to be God.
God’s Long-suffering Leads Some to Carelessness.–In His dealings with the human race, God bears long with the impenitent. He uses His appointed agencies to call men to allegiance, and offers them His full pardon if they will repent. But because God is long-suffering, men presume on His mercy. “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” The patience and long-suffering of God, which should soften and subdue the soul, has an altogether different influence upon the careless and sinful. It leads them to cast off restraint, and strengthens them in resistance. They think that the God who has borne so much from them will not heed their perversity. If we lived in a dispensation of immediate retribution, offenses against God would not occur so often. But though delayed, the punishment is none the less certain. There are limits even to the forbearance of God. The boundary of His long-suffering may be reached, and then He will surely punish. And when He does take up the case of the presumptuous sinner, He will not cease till He has made a full end.
Very few realize the sinfulness of sin; they flatter themselves that God is too good to punish the offender. But the cases of Miriam, Aaron, David, and many others show that it is not a safe thing to sin against God in deed, in word, or even in thought. God is a being of infinite love and compassion, but He also declares Himself to be a “consuming fire, even a jealous God”
(Matt. 26:36-46; Rev. 15:3.) Every Offense Set Down for Reckoning.–The death of Christ was to be the convincing, everlasting argument that the law of God is as unchangeable as His throne. The agonies of the Garden of Gethsemane, the insult, the mockery, and abuse heaped upon God’s dear Son, the horrors and ignominy of the crucifixion, furnish sufficient and thrilling demonstration that God’s justice, when it punishes, does the work thoroughly. The fact that His own Son, the Surety for man, was not spared, is an argument that will stand to all eternity before saint and sinner, before the universe of God, to testify that He will not excuse the transgressor of His law. Every offense against God’s law, however minute, is set down in the reckoning, and when the sword of justice is taken in hand, it will do the work for impenitent transgressors that was done to the divine Sufferer. Justice will strike; for God’s hatred of sin is intense and overwhelming.
God does not make you suffer. When someone hurts you, God only gave that person free will. They hurt you, not God. When nature hurts you, God puts laws in place to guide nature. Nature only hurts you because the events come together for that to happen.
1. Life means suffering.
To live means to suffer, because the human nature is not perfect and neither is the world we live in. During our lifetime, we inevitably have to endure physical suffering such as pain, sickness, injury, tiredness, old age, and eventually death; and we have to endure psychological suffering like sadness, fear, frustration, disappointment, and depression. Although there are different degrees of suffering and there are also positive experiences in life that we perceive as the opposite of suffering, such as ease, comfort and happiness, life in its totality is imperfect and incomplete, because our world is subject to impermanence. This means we are never able to keep permanently what we strive for, and just as happy moments pass by, we ourselves and our loved ones will pass away one day, too.
2. The origin of suffering is attachment.
The origin of suffering is attachment to transient things and the ignorance thereof. Transient things do not only include the physical objects that surround us, but also ideas, and -in a greater sense- all objects of our perception. Ignorance is the lack of understanding of how our mind is attached to impermanent things. The reasons for suffering are desire, passion, ardour, pursuit of wealth and prestige, striving for fame and popularity, or in short: craving and clinging. Because the objects of our attachment are transient, their loss is inevitable, thus suffering will necessarily follow. Objects of attachment also include the idea of a “self” which is a delusion, because there is no abiding self. What we call “self” is just an imagined entity, and we are merely a part of the ceaseless becoming of the universe.
3. The cessation of suffering is attainable.
The cessation of suffering can be attained through nirodha. Nirodha means the unmaking of sensual craving and conceptual attachment. The third noble truth expresses the idea that suffering can be ended by attaining dispassion. Nirodha extinguishes all forms of clinging and attachment. This means that suffering can be overcome through human activity, simply by removing the cause of suffering. Attaining and perfecting dispassion is a process of many levels that ultimately results in the state of Nirvana. Nirvana means freedom from all worries, troubles, complexes, fabrications and ideas. Nirvana is not comprehensible for those who have not attained it.
4. The path to the cessation of suffering.
There is a path to the end of suffering – a gradual path of self-improvement, which is described more detailed in the Eightfold Path. It is the middle way between the two extremes of excessive self-indulgence (hedonism) and excessive self-mortification (asceticism); and it leads to the end of the cycle of rebirth. The latter quality discerns it from other paths which are merely “wandering on the wheel of becoming”, because these do not have a final object. The path to the end of suffering can extend over many lifetimes, throughout which every individual rebirth is subject to karmic conditioning. Craving, ignorance, delusions, and its effects will disappear gradually, as progress is made on the path.
God allows it, but Fathers dont want their children to suffer, we have a God that suffered and suffers with us
We cause our own suffering due to the decisions that we make, and God allows it and uses our suffering to minister to others…
Example : I lost my daughter in a car accident at the age of 18, there would be no way that I could help anyone who lost a child the same way, unless I went through it…that is why we have to suffer a little bit…and it is not only suffering , there is much joy and peace in the Christian life…especially peace, it is priceless…
God lets things touch our lives because it makes us stronger. If everything was happy clappy all the time then we wouldn’t grow. Even in hard times,God is with us.
Because ……….. God is the ultimate evil being! He was created by humans as a means of control.
he lets us go through trials and tribulations as punishment for something we did and/or to help us grow…
if we never went through trials then we would all just end up being spoiled brats, because we would never of had to grow in maturity.