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What is redemption? How is redemptive suffering not an unjust whipping boy?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by AetheriusLamia, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. Silverback

    Silverback Well-Known Member

    United States
    You will never find a fully satisfactory answer. However, remember that God is sovereign, God does not make mistakes.

    His thoughts are not our thoughts, his ways are not our ways.

    If God chooses to do something, it is always correct, just, and fair.

    Why people suffer has been debated in Christianity since it started, with no answer that is satisfactory to everyone.

    As I see it, suffering can be the catalyst that brings someone to a saving faith, or, it can also bring a back slider to repentence. Additionally, you don't know what your suffering will accomplish for those seeing you going through trials...it could lead them to faith as well.

    I'm not sure if this answers your question, but I hope it helps.