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Room For Doubt - Week 5

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Week 5: Why Does God Allow Tragedy and Suffering?

It’s clear to see that our world is filled with unthinkable tragedy, pain, and suffering. From shootings, diseases to personal and families issues, our history is filled with horrific stories of pain. People often times ask, “Why? Why does God allow these things to happen?”


LEADER GUIDE: 
     Leaders Intro & Lesson 5 questions

GROUP VIDEOS:
Video options for week 5 - all are short (times noted), so pick & choose or show them all in your group: 

Why Does God Allow Suffering and Evil? (2:24)
How Do We Tackle the Problem of Evil? (2:54) 
Suffering and Evil: The Logical Problem (4:47)
Suffering and Evil: The Probability Version (8:19)

ARTICLES:  

"How Can a Good and Powerful God Exist with All the Evil in the World?"  Article by Rich Knopp.
"Why Didn't God Answer Our Prayers for the Cancer and the Agony?"  Rich Knopp responds to a question submitted on the Room For Doubt website.  
"If God is Loving, How Could He Condemn People to an Eternity of Suffering in Hell?"  Zach Breitenbach and Rich Knopp respond to a question submitted on the Room For Doubt website.
"A Child Lost--Physically and Spiritually. What to Say to a Parent?"  Rich Knopp responds to a question submitted on the Room For Doubt website from someone who wants to know what to say to a parent whose child died without having a faith-relationship with Christ.  

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