||20/20: Seeing Truth Clearly
||Pain: God’s Biggest Problem
Perhaps the biggest impediment to believing in God (as stated by those who don’t) is the presence of pain and suffering in the world. How can there be a God who is benevolent and omnipotent with the sheer volume of grief, misery, travail, and torment at any given moment? Today we explore the theme of a loving God in a universe pockmarked by pain. As Jesus was in Jerusalem with His disciples, they came across a blind man. I’d like to show you four features of this most common and universal of human experiences.
- Pain Produces Questions (vv. 1-2)
- Pain Defies Our Explanations (v. 2)
- Pain Requires Clarification (vv. 3-4)
- Pain Brings an Obligation (vv. 4-7)