Article Library of Christian Thoughts ∑ December 15, 2018
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Why We suffer
Do you have a thing or two you are going through right now? I'm going to give you one of the best explanations of WHY God allows pain and suffering that you'll probably ever see. Its an explanation that even the kids will understand:

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard
trimmed. As the barber began to 
work, they began to have a good conversation.  They talked about so many things and various

 subjects.  When they eventually touched on the subject of

 God and religion, the barber said:  "I don't believe that God exists."

 The customer asked his barber, "Why do you say that?" 

 The barber told him, "All you have to do is go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist.  The barber said, Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people?  People on drugs and so many homeless folk?  Would there be abandoned children and so much hatred? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor  pain. I can't imagine a loving a God who would allow all of these things."

 The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished cutting the customerís hair and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard.  He looked dirty and unkempt and stunk.

 The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: "You know what?  Barbers do not exist."

 "How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"

 "No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't Exist, they could not exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside in the streets."

 "Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is, people do not come to me."  "Exactly!"- "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don't go to Him and do not look for Him.

 That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

 I want to challenge you.  If you think God exists, tell somebody about His love.  However, If you think (like the barber) that God does not exist or soul winning is not important, then keep your mouth closed!   

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