For those who consider that man is somehow more than human and higher than the beasts who perish- the problem of human suffering becomes the more deeply painful. Without God and the perspective of His Kingdom coming on earth, a hope that runs like a golden thread throughout the Bible, the equation is not solvable.
This second class of evils includes things like hatred, blasphemy, murder, rape, child abuse, terrorism, and suicide. Stripped, whipped, beaten, broken, Jesus suffered his own immeasurable pain and humiliation and he did so, not cursing or turning his back on God, but rather keeping his focus — his constant prayer - on the Father, keeping his eye on the prize, so to speak.
The nature of existence is such that humankind must be free. I would guess so. But here is what seems so contradictory to us, so frustrating. Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self,tr. This freedom led to the existence of conscious humans, but by necessity the same freedom also causes cancer, disease, natural catastrophes, and even extinctions.
The Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga has written: This may be understood as reflecting a fundamental dualism within nature itself, or more commonly as a defect within the human heart. He healed the many physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wounds of those who appealed to his compassion.
But theologians continue to struggle with a fundamental question: The truthful, human-condition-confronting, fully accountable, psychosis addressing-and-solving, real biological explanation of the human condition.
How many times have we been the ones doing the muttering? Yes, death can still terrify us, but the more we know about Jesus, the more its power fades. While these incidents tear at our hearts, we realize that each of us, along with our friends and families, will also die one day; we just hope and pray that the time of our demise will be in the distant future.
Our suffering may come as sadness, frustration, anger, anxiety, hurt, pain, boredom, or dissatisfaction or in more extreme forms like torture and starvation that still occur in many areas of the globe.
Human Nature -Are we naturally evil or good? It is now and the famous American biologist Edward E. Our original instinctive state was the opposite of being competitive, selfish and aggressive:Moral Evil.
When Adam and Eve first sinned in the garden (Gen. ), they could hardly have imagined all the tragic consequences that would follow this single act of disobedience. Through this act, sin and death entered the world and the human condition was radically altered (Rom.
). The Human Condition is more than a mere movie. It is certainly not entertainment. It is an experience in which the viewer participates. It is not an easy movie to watch. The suffering Christ is encountered at every turn. When Kaji is ridiculed and mocked by his peers, one sees Christ wearing the crown of thorns and being humiliated by the Roman soldiers.
Essentially, the human condition is the "characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality" (Wiktionary).
Suffering is one of the great mysteries of the world and what better time to reflection on suffering than during this season of Lent. The term “it’s a mystery” is something we like to utter, when in truth we have no answer.
SUFFERING: WHY DOES GOD ALLOW IT? SOME CHRISTIAN SUGGESTIONS FROM THE BIBLE. The problem of suffering, evil, satan, the devil and demons Suffering: Why does God allow it? Everything within us cries out that by nature we are so much more than animals, and our human suffering and death is of a much higher order than.
Despite the purposes for human life, which are proclaimed by religion and, for the most part, nurtured as ideals in the breasts of men and women, the human condition is in reality characterized by suffering, war, oppression, poverty, vain striving, and disappointment.Download