In his second talk to the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union, RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden examines the huge question of suffering in our hurting world.
If God knew there would be suffering in the world why did he create something rather than nothing and why does he not now intervene on our behalf? In an interview that was first aired on Radio 2 on Palm Sunday, Sharon Dirckx introduces this topic, which she has addressed in her new book “Why?” There are no easy answers to the problem, but she affirms that God does care immensely about us and that he intervened on our behalf to give us hope of a new life where there would be no suffering.
“How do you expect me to believe in God,” asked Woody Allen, “when only last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of my electric type-writer?”
Did you know that the Bible actually recognises the validity of the question we are asking? It tends to be a surprisingly honest book. Astonishingly, the Bible even contains verses that show God deliberately hiding or obscuring himself sometimes.