Is god to blame for suffering ?

James 4:8

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  • Raja
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    God must not be blamed for the sufferings of the people. God is responsible for what He had created and human beings are responsible for what they have created on this earth.

    God’s involvement in human affairs is very rare. God doesn't watch each and every human being at the same time and cannot live with each and everyone to guide them. These works are done by the spirits. God had created different kinds of spirits for various purposes. He had made the spirits to watch, guide and determine the destiny of the human beings from their daily activities, talks and thoughts too. Your past determines your present and your present determines your future. God has given freewill to all creatures including human beings. According to this, all human beings have all right to live a life as they wish. But if it happens to be bad and hurts someone, they have to face the consequences. These consequences are created by spirits. It's a natural system. After death no one lives in any form. Heaven and hell are only for spirits, not for human beings. God is a mystery even to the spirits. Spirits are not eternal beings but their lifetime is long. Spirits are separate elements. A human being during his/her lifetime is living with many spirits which have joined one by one since birth. They are knowledge, skills, feelings, emotions, interests and everything. These spirits are your consciousnesses and memories. Even thoughts are not your own. For example, when you want to take a decision on a subject, one after another the spirits think and you just listen, choose or reject the ideas which they transmit to your mind through your brain in the form of thoughts. Brain is just a media to connect the spirits to your mind. A mind is just a computer's mind. A mind is you. After the destruction of a computer completely you will not get it's mind. The same is the case with the human beings.  A human being doesn't have a spiritual body. Soul is nothing but an energy needed for the functionality of a body. It is not a spirit or anything else. A body's functionality is based on the auto mechanism.  After death all spirits which accompanied a person quit and go to different places searching new bodies. No one lives in any form after death. All human beings are just robots made of flesh and bones and toys of the spirits for their games.

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Our suffering comes from three sources - our own sins, the sins of others, and the laws of nature. God is not the source of any of these.

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  • 2 months ago

    Nope.  The vast majority of the suffering that people go through comes from mortality (thanks to Adam and Eve) or to the sins of other people.

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  • 2 months ago

    No, suffering comes to us because we have forgotten who we really are, children of God. Like all lost sons of God, we are living in the world of good and bad, and our absortion in this world, the good and bad, makes that we either suffer or enjoy, basically only suffer, because of not seeing God. 

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  • Saad M
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    God is the All Clement. On the contrary, God condemns suffering and those who make others suffer.

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  • 2 months ago

    James 1 vs 13 says...with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone. God is not the blame for suffering. 1 John 5 vs 19 says..the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. The wicked one is Satan the devil, the cause of much of the suffering in the world. However, soon God will undo all the suffering in the world and bring about a paradise. Would you like to know more? Please visit jw.org.

    • Paul1 month agoReport

      "I form light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, Jehovah, am doing all these things." Soon you will understand that Jehovah can and will cause suffering even to his own people, as he has done many times in the past in order to chastise them for their apostasy.

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  • BJ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Imagine a young man who lives at home with his parents. His father loves him very much and has taught him how to make good decisions.

    Then, the young man rebels against his father and leaves home. He does bad things and gets into trouble.

    Would you blame the father for what happened because he didn’t stop his son from leaving home? Of course not!

    Like that father, God didn’t stop humans when they chose to rebel and do what is bad. So when something bad happens, we should remember that God didn’t make it happen. It would be unfair to blame God.

    • Paul1 month agoReport

      But he can certainly punish rebels and cause them suffering, can't he? He can deliver his people when they are faithful and punish them when they are not. He can use direct divine power or nations to accomplish this, and he has, many times. You are about to experience his wrath for your errors.

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  • 2 months ago

    That verse reads, "Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded." Not sure how you fit that in with who is to 'blame' for suffering, except that all those who try to blame God for suffering don't realize that God gives grace to endure all and any suffering in this godless world. The verse before reads, "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."  

    Further, it was God in Christ suffering for us, to death, that we could be lifted out of suffering for all eternity. Christ Jesus learned obedience as a man, through the suffering He endured (Hebrews 7:7-10). We also are to learn through suffering, for where there is sin, there is suffering. God did not cause sin but delivers from it, and thereafter is the glory of eternity, for those who learn obedience through suffering in this sinful world.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If so why pray for healing?

    If God was responsible for suffering, then Jesus would have been going AGAINST His Father's will by healing people.

    If it's bad it's from Satan.

    If it's good it's from God.

    Why are you so dull?

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  • Wundt
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If there is a God, and if, as religions like Christianity and Islam like to claim, he is a personal and intercessional God, then YES, God is to blame for suffering.  I know Christians will respond with "free will" and the importance of suffering to bring us closer to God.  However, suffering, evil, and even free will are inconsistent with the concept of the omnipotent and infinitely benevolent God.   Such a God, by definition, must step in to stop suffering.

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