Table of Contents
- 1 How do Christians respond to pain and suffering?
- 2 What are four ways we can respond to suffering?
- 3 How did Jesus respond to suffering in the Bible?
- 4 Is suffering a test of faith?
- 5 What is an example of moral evil?
- 6 What is the problem with evil and suffering?
- 7 How do you respond to a sad friend?
- 8 Does pain have a purpose?
- 9 What will be our attitude toward the suffering?
How do Christians respond to pain and suffering?
Response 1 Christians believe that God wants them to help people who are suffering. They can do this by praying for those who are suffering, or by helping those who are suffering – for example through a Christian charity. Response 2 Christians believe that evil and suffering are not God’s fault.
What are four ways we can respond to suffering?
Terms in this set (5)
- Catholic Social Teaching definition: This is the church’s response to suffering in the world.
- Hopelessness meaning: Choosing to ignore or not to act.
- Individualism meaning:
- Enlightened Self-Interest meaning:
- Compassion meaning:
How did Jesus respond to suffering in the Bible?
In the face of human suffering, rather than asking why, Jesus swung into action and healed all kinds of sicknesses; he raised the dead and consoled the afflicted and comforted the broken-hearted; he forgave sinners, liberated those in the power of the devil, and welcomed the oppressed and rejected (Cf. Matthew 9:35).
Is suffering a test of faith?
Job carefully avoided acts of transgression and sin against the laws of God. His behavior was beyond reproach. God decided to test his character to find out his true commitment to Him and how he was going to withstand severe adversity.
What is an example of moral evil?
Moral evil is any morally negative event caused by the intentional action or inaction of an agent, such as a person. An example of a moral evil might be murder, war or any other evil event for which someone can be held responsible or culpable. The distinction of evil from ‘bad’ is complex.
What is the problem with evil and suffering?
Moral evil and suffering – this is suffering caused by the actions of humans. Examples include acts of murder, and war. Natural evil and suffering – this is suffering that is caused by nature and has nothing to do with the actions of humans. Examples include earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and disease.
How do you respond to a sad friend?
How to Comfort Someone Who’s Sad/Crying
- “Witness” their feelings.
- Affirm that their feelings make sense.
- Show the person you understand their feelings, and facilitate the deepening of his or her own understanding of them.
- Don’t minimize their pain or try to cheer them up.
- Offer physical affection if appropriate.
Does pain have a purpose?
But enduring pain or stress injuries on a regular basis serves no good purpose for the body or soul, researchers say. “Good pain is the body’s warning system,” said Dr. Edward Covington, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program.
What will be our attitude toward the suffering?
First, it should be one of worship. Second, we should ask God to teach us all He would have us learn about Him, about ourselves, about others and how we can minister to those who are suffering. Third, our attitude in suffering should glorify God.