Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Here is where we must start. God’s sovereignty is the most important ground work for any biblical dealing with suffering. If God does not have control over evil, then evil is only senseless and meaningless, and it is silly to ask, “Why is there suffering?”…in answer to the general question, “Why is there suffering?”, the answer is that suffering is always a consequence of the curse. It is therefore indirectly the consequence of our sinfulness.
Dan G. McCartney, Why Does It Have to Hurt?, p. 13