Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Romans 5:12–21

By Rodney Holloman, October 13, 2019

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Romans 5:1–12

1. God is not the creator of and suffering

Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Love isn’t love without a

God did not create evil and suffering and

2. God Can Use Pain and to Accomplish .

God uses pain to people to

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

C.S. Lewis says: ‘God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.’”

God uses Pain to Develop our ; Help us become more

God uses Pain to and Lovingly His Children for their own good.

Hebrews 12:10–11 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

God uses the Cross to show His while we are suffering and in .

Present Pain

Permanent Pain