Surprised by Suffering

“I am aware that there are teachers who tell us that God has nothing to do with death. Death is seen strictly as the fiendish device of the Devil. All pain, suffering, disease, and tragedy are blamed on the Evil One. God is absolved of any responsibility. This view is designed to make sure that God is free of blame for anything that goes wrong in this world. “God always wills healing.” we are told. If that healing does not happen, then the fault lies with Satan – or with us. Death, they say, is not in plan of God. It represents a victory for Satan over the realm of God.

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