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Guided Analysis: Suffering Worksheet
Address the following questions, responding to each one directly below the question. Your total word count (including all questions and your answers) should be between 750-1,000 words. Include a reference page. 1. Describe a time when you experienced a significant period of suffering. How did you deal with that experience? How did you find comfort in the midst of suffering?
A time when I experienced suffering was when I was faced to deal with the deaths of both my mother and father in law in 2014-2015. Loosing someone close is never easy. My father in law was terribly ill. He was weighing 250 and ended up weighing barely 120 before death. He had 2 cancers in the body, the throat and bone.
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2. Briefly summarize the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference Chapter 9 in the textbook.
The problem with evil and suffering is that evil is present on a daily basis. There is no escape from it since it entered the world after the fall of humanity. Most people do not understand why evil and suffering present in a world where God is powerful and good. The Problem of Evil relates to a contradiction of what deity is. Deity is defined as a being that good and full of power but allows evil and suffering to be present at all times (GCU, 2016). Humanity not the deity or God, are the cause of why evil is exists. God allows free will to accept him or not, to do good or to do evil but the choice will always be up to that particular individual. 3. Briefly summarize the Christian worldview’s response to the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference the lecture and/or Chapter 9 in the textbook.
Christians also believe that the God who cares so much about humanity is both completely good and completely powerful. Within the Bible, the many people who encountered God, and who have handed down their accounts through the millennia, have shown again and again that God is always both completely good and completely powerful. Christians believe the following about suffering and what it produces:
Suffering is a result of the Fall, and therefore a part of life (Luke 13:4-5; John 16:33; 1 Pet. 2:19). Suffering

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