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Why, God?

God is so amazing. Each week when I drive to church, I pray that God will speak to me through the message, and I pray for my pastor to see God's will. Amazingly, each sermon speaks directly to the situation I am in that week. I know it is God. There's been too many "coincidences."

Here's some notes from last week's sermon.

The answer to every question to God that begins with "Why...?" is either a) because I love you, or b) I didn't.

(he distinguishes between pain and suffering in that pain is what we physically feel - like burning your hand on a hot stove and suffering is, for example, being hurt emotionally.)

1. Why did You create pain?
Because I love you. God created pain to tell us to stop what we are doing, so we won't hurt ourselves further. He also created pain so we can experience pleasure, and know the difference.

2. Why did you create suffering?
I didn't. He gave us free will, and Satan uses it against us.

3. Why did YOU …

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