One of the greatest objections to the existence of God is this: If God is loving, why does he allow good people to suffer? Many world religions tackle this question with different answers. Christianity’s is unique, as God responds not with information, but with something far more profound.
On January 29th, 2016, at Convocation, North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian students, Francis Chan spoke to students about embracing suffering for the glory of Christ. He encouraged students to radically change their mindset and rejoice in suffering, because it is a sign that they are beginning to resemble Jesus.
Here’s the question millions of people have asked: God is good and if God is all-powerful, why is there suffering? Every world religion and worldview (including atheism and agnosticism) has to answer that question. Christianity has an unbelievably different kind of answer that almost everyone misses.