Great Question: Does God Cause Pain and Suffering?

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Great Question 4: Does God Cause Pain and Suffering? – Ken Wetmore

Considering, the story of Hagar and Sarah: In the Genesis version, there is a lot of difficult complexity - for instance, God sends Hagar back into bondage then tells Abraham to listen to Sarah and cast Hagar and Ishmael into the wilderness. Then, Paul does a REALLY horrible retelling of this story in Galatians. He makes a point we all like - that faith trumps the law - but he does it in a way that has resulted in much Inter-religious strife, gender oppression, etc. Why do all of these horrible things seem sanctioned by, or even motivated by, God?

This week one of our #WholeLifeReflections asked: Does everything God does in the Bible have to make sense in order for you to believe that God is good?

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BOOK REFERENCE: ‘Paul Behaving Badly: Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk?

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