Why do bad/good things happen to good/bad people?

Why-Do-Bad-Things-Happen-to-Good-People1-930x300Thesis: Bad things happen to bad people, good things happen to good people (according to Job’s friends, Pharisees, & prosperity preachers…& those who believe in karma).

Antithesis: Good things happen to bad people, and bad things happen to good people (according to Job, Jonah, and King Solomon) (the problem of evil & suffering).

Synthesis: God loves both the same, so bad/good things happen to good/bad people (according to Jesus, Paul, and just all throughout Scripture…this is the Gospel…love despite circumstances…).

Unfortunately, that answer doesn’t satisfy everyone. See the discussion that followed in this Facebook thread.

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About Maryann

Maryann Spikes is the past President of the Christian Apologetics Alliance and now coordinates the CAA Catechism. She blogs at Ichthus77, and loves apologetics and philosophy. In particular she loves to study all things Euthyphro Dilemma and Golden Rule. A para-educator (autism) for five years, she holds a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an AA in Humanities via Modesto Junior College, and moonlights as a freelancer. You can follow her on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look her up on Google+.
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