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Credit is usually given to the devil for all the bad things that happen in the world by justifying that 'God allows it, but Satan causes it.' I know that God controls and allows everything, but isn't saying that God ALLOWS Satan to carry out his inflictions on man in most situations according to His will, another softer way of saying God DIRECTLY inflicts pain, such as cancer, on His children?
Is it God who inflicts on us pain such as cancer or accidents, or is it Satan who carries out these hardships on man? For example, Satan, with God's permission, inflicted Job with boils. God wants the best for us. Does God directly inflict these things on us to bring us closer to Him, or does He allow Satan to carry out the infliction on this earth by His will?
My friend, who is skeptical about Christianity, often wonders why God allows that healthy parents give birth to unhealthy children. He comments that Jesus' miracles do not occur that often these days. How should I respond to his question?
What does St. Peter mean when he says, "
Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, are yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin
" (1 Peter 4:1)?
What is the relationship between the pain that the saints went through and were grateful for and happy about, and that of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross?
Why do we all have to suffer because of Adam's sin?
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