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Christ and Human Suffering

In his world travels, E. Stanley Jones observed the mountain of human suffering. Many people ask a good God permits it. Why do the innocent suffer? Is there an answer? There is tremendous confusion about the matter of human suffering. Some religions endure suffering while others deny suffering. Some say suffering simply is a part of life and there is no escape. Others say it is punishment for past sins. Still others think of suffering as the way through multiple rebirths to the final state of non-suffering. After examining sympathetically the various answers to human suffering, Jones directs us to the Christian way of using suffering both to the glory of God and for our personal spiritual growth. Jones writes that God suffers, a reality made clear by the cross and a fact that stands in stark contrast to the half answers of the world. God is tied to the world because He is love. When love meets sin the result is a cross.