Why do Bad Things happen to Good People?

Speaker Notes

Why do Bad Things happen to Good People? (and, conversely, Why do Good Things happen to Bad People)


3 Biblical Responses: God’s Patience; God’s Power; God’s Personal Experience

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Corinthians 4:10-11

10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.

2 Corinthians 4:15

15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

Hebrews 12:3

Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Dr. Jeffrey Arthurs biography Link https://gordonconwell.edu/faculty/current/jeffrey-arthurs/