“So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.” (2 Corinthians 12:7).
God allows bad things to happen to good people. The phrase “good people” is a bit of an oxymoron or a contradiction, really, because none of us is good (Psalm 53:3). But bad things happen to decent people out of the blue, unprovoked, and undeserved. It makes sense that the dark cloud might settle over the head of an evil person, but why does it storm on the righteous?
God doesn’t cause bad things to happen to good people, but He doesn’t prevent them either. The world is free, and God rarely steps in to alter how the effects of sin visit themselves upon the creation. So God lets trials happen to…
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