The Problem of Suffering
The Two Rivers
Friday, February 7th, 2014
Suffering is a sea that flows continually from Satan’s heart. When it touches human history, it divides into many rivers so it can enter everywhere. This is his plan. He wants to saturate God’s creation with his suffering so that God’s goodness is covered over and human hearts will blame God for all the evil that occurs.
Jesus came, proclaiming the Father’s kingdom. He set people free from demonic suffering and healed all their illnesses. At last, in Jesus, people saw the Father’s true love and care. Jesus wanted to restore creation as it was in the beginning, teaching his disciples to love one another and to do all that they could to halt human suffering.
From his disciples, over the centuries, have come hospitals and works of charity. An ocean of healing and care were released in the name of Christian charity. These powerful forces now provide greater and greater ways of removing suffering from the face of the earth. New discoveries are made daily, all coming from the original impetus of Jesus, where great compassion for the sick has always motivated his followers.