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Watch “Why Suffering | Dr. Vince Vitale | Refresh 2018” on YouTube

Seeking meaning to the our pain and suffering and standing witness to the world around us is our greatest challenge in seeking a divine absoulute. We ask why and here Vince tries to offer an answer

BEATITUDES : MATT 5:4 – BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN

Herman Melville, once wrote, “Not till we know, that one grief outweighs ten thousand joys, will we become what Christianity is striving to make us.” I don’t know what Melville was thinking when he wrote those words. Perhaps he was remembering those words in the Wisdom Literature that “it is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting” because “the heart of fools is in the house of mirth” (Eccl. 7:2, 4).

JOHN 3:36 – ETERNAL LIFE

The mention of man’s disobedience, his base refusal to accept the Gospel, causes the mind to travel back to the story of the fall in Paradise. As a result of this fall Adam and Eve had been refused access to the tree of life (Gen. 3:24), and the wrath of God had been visited upon mankind.