Jesus claimed to be the truth, to have the truth, to proclaim the truth, and to reveal the truth. Crucially, he also claimed that this truth wouldn’t simply reveal the way things are, but it would transform the way things are.
The Bible doesn’t ignore the difficult realities around pain and suffering. The objective of Christian faith is not to help you soothe away your troubles, not to pretend all is well when it isn’t, not to dull the pain but rather to see reality and grasp the root of our problem.
Crucifixion was designed to be the most painful, the most humiliating way to die ever devised in human history.
The challenge is often framed in this way: if a loving and powerful God exists, He would not allow evil to exist; evil does exist, therefore, there must be no God
We can barely go for a couple of months without hearing of a new disaster. How do we make sense of natural disasters and God?