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Suffering

What do Christians think about suffering?

Where is God in the midst of pain and suffering?

How can a good God allow bad things to happen?

If God is all powerful, why doesn’t He just ‘fix’ everything and make the world a perfect place?

These questions are perhaps the deepest and most challenging questions anyone could ask. Explore a little of what Christians believe about God and suffering by watching the films on this page.

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