Don’t Blame God! A Biblical Answer to the Problem of Evil, Sin, and Suffering

The sub-title of this 210-page book is “A Biblical Answer to the Problem of Evil, Sin, and Suffering.”

It addresses what is probably the number one question most people have about God: If He is a loving God, why is there such rampant human suffering?

This book shows biblically that God is not at all to blame, that the cause of all suffering is sin, and it shows whose sin. It shows why Jesus Christ is the fulcrum of history in this regard, and resolves the seemingly apparent contradiction between the nature of the Old Testament God and that of the New Testament God, which, of course are the same changeless God.

The book exposes the myth that God is totally in control of all that happens (which would make Him responsible for it) and shows that He and His Son Jesus Christ are doing all they can to intervene in the realm of Satan’s authority and help us. A chapter on faith shows what faith is and how it helps us to access the power of God. The book shows how God does test us for our benefit, though never by tragedy or affliction.

It explains what the “chastening” of God is and why it has nothing to do with anything like punishing us. The redemptive value of the proper response to suffering is also discussed. Letting God speak for Himself and seeing the truth of His Word about the subject of evil, sin, and suffering will help you grow immensely in love for God and His Son, in faith for their promises, and in hope of the final victory that is ours, enabling you to live with joy and peace, even in a “war zone.”

This book may very well be for you the most meaningful book you have ever read about the things of God.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE — IS GOD THE PROBLEM?

Traditional Christianity Falls Short

The Problem With Blaming God

Darwin’s Dilemma

CHAPTER TWO — SIN IS THE PROBLEM

Who Sinned?

The Sin of Lucifer

The First Adam

Man’s Original Sin

Sin And The Corruption Of God’s Creation

CHAPTER THREE — JESUS CHRIST IS THE SOLUTION

God: Consistent With His Nature

The Plan: Another Adam

Why Did Jesus Have To Suffer And Die?

All’s Well That Ends Well

CHAPTER FOUR — OLD TESTAMENT OR NEW—WHICH ONE IS TRUE?

Literal or Figurative?

A Kingdom Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Jesus Christ Lifted The Veil

CHAPTER FIVE — GOD IS GOOD (WITH FIGURES!)

Meet Mr. Metonymy

Permission Or Prophetic Declaration?

“I Guess Perhaps You Should Let My People Go, Maybe”

Why God Used Metonymy Of The Subject

CHAPTER SIX — WHAT ABOUT JOB?

Must Satan Ask God’s Permission To Do Evil?

Miserable “Comforters”

Is Everything That Happens God’s Will?

God’s Answer To Job’s Question

Why Me, Lord?

CHAPTER SEVEN — THE JUSTICE AND JUDGMENTS OF GOD

Justice Demands Judgment

Future Judgment

How God Judges Now

Grace, Reward, Mercy And Wrath

Man’s Choice: Deliverance Or Destruction

CHAPTER EIGHT — CONSEQUENCES OF LIVING IN A FALLEN WORLD

The Reverberating Ramifications Of Sin

Satan’s Opposition

The Urgency Of Obedience

God So Loved The World

CHAPTER NINE — LIFE IS NOT A BIG PUPPET SHOW

Does God “Use” People?

Does God Permit Evil?

Is God A Murderer?

What Is The Key To Divine Intervention?

Exercise Your Legal Rights

CHAPTER TEN — KEEP THE FAITH

Faith Means Trust

Between A Rock And A Promise

Faith Is Not A Force

The Role Of Miracles

Persevering In Faith

CHAPTER ELEVEN — OTHER FACTORS IN THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE

Prayer: Taking Hold Of God’s Willingness

Angelic Warfare

Timing Can Make The Difference

Fellowship Is Essential

CHAPTER TWELVE — THE FATHERLY DISCIPLINE OF GOD

Father Knows Best

Jesus Christ, The Son Of The Father
A Father And His Children

“Chastening” And Change

CHAPTER THIRTEEN — TWO TEACHERS, TWO TESTS

How Does God Test Us?

Jesus Christ, The Master Teacher

You Can Test Yourself

CHAPTER FOURTEEN — GOD’S INFINITE RESOURCEFULNESS

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

CHAPTER FIFTEEN — THE REDEMPTIVE VALUE OF SUFFERING

Count It All Joy

A Piece Of The Action

Suffering And Glory

Our Proper Response To Suffering Helps Others

CHAPTER SIXTEEN — HIS STRENGTH IN OUR WEAKNESS

Called To A Holy Purpose

A Thorny Issue

Keep Your Eyes On The Goal

SCRIPTURE INDEX

TOPICAL INDEX

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8 comments

  1. I would love to receive a copy of the book
    A Biblical Answer to the Problem of Evil, Sin, and Suffering

    I believe it can really help me to open my heart to the much needed answers. I can send only cash because I am not wealthy in terms of money but I am wealthy in Gods love.

    Michael Bruley
    PO BOX 345
    Worcester, Ma 01613

    1. Hi Michael, I just asked the home office to send you a free copy of the book, bless, Dan G.

  2. Hello, how can I buy this book? I have struggles understanding God ans trusting Him. Maybe this book could help me understanding Him better.
    God bless you,
    Madeleine

    1. Go to the http://www.stfonline.org and you should find the tab for the bookstore under resources.

  3. I am very much interested in the content of the book noted above, and would like to know how i can purchase a copy if it.

    1. Go to our ministry website http://www.stfonline.org and then go to resources tab. You will find our bookstore there.

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