The Christian Faith
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This paper explains the essence of Christianity, explaining that every life event has significance. It also discusses, and provides an explanation, of why bad things happen to good people, providing references to events that are described in the Bible, such as Adam and Eve. The paper concludes that despite tragedies that might befall us, we should remember the goodness that is in God.
From the Paper:''We live in a sinful world and its continuing violation of the Ten Commandments causes a turbulent society in which to live. Christians who are misguided try to avoid the impact of sin of others by backing off from this world behind monastic or isolating walls and insulating themselves. Hatred and killing, lying and stealing, immorality and covetousness making it rough to go anywhere and anytime, under any kind of political regime (Adams,1973). God's ways are not our ways and we must thus trust Him to take any action or His failure to prevent an event as part of His plan. It is also believed that all shall be revealed to us at a later time and that the explanation shall be satisfactory. We should thus not question Him and trust that what He does and His reasons for doing them is for our own good (Boykin, 1990, p.74). The book of Job in the Old Testament describes God's wager with Satan whereby Job's faith was tested. God believed that Job was perfect and upright and God fearing as well as shunning evil, while Satan believed that Job would curse God if he suffered sufficient loss, pain and misfortune. God destroyed Job's house, kill his cattle and kill all his children and when he complained, he was told not to criticize God. Job finally accepted that he would accept God's actions and plans which may be beyond his understanding and his faith in God remained unshaken (Robinson, 2004).''
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