Ten Reasons to Believe in a God Who Allows Suffering

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Ten Reasons to Believe in a God Who Allows Suffering


Number of Lessons: 10Avg. Lesson Length: 8 MinutesTime Required: 4 Hours MinimumLevel: Intermediate


This study is intended to challenge us to wrestle with difficult issues of faith. The Bible calls us to “test all things” (1 Thessalonians 5:21), and we can do that because our faith is grounded in fact and well-reasoned thought. Difficult questions, such as, “Why God Allows Suffering,” can find deep, soul-satisfying answers in the pages of Scripture, resulting in confidence born out of eternal truth.

This course is part of our Legacy Series of courses from renowned scholars over several decades.


I really loved the course. It was encouraging, deep, and had excellent talking points.

Course Reviewed: 6 days ago

This course really put my present journey into the righteous perspective that l’ve needed- thank you!

Course Reviewed: 1 month ago


  1. To introduce students to the basic fundamentals of the Christian faith.
  2. To provide scholarly and historical evidence for the validity of Christianity.
  3. To encourage logical thinking in evaluating the authenticity of the teachings of Jesus and of the Bible.


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I really enjoyed Dr. Grounds section on the compassion of Jesus!!!

Course Reviewed: 2 months ago

The course gives believers a very good perspective of pain and suffering.

Course Reviewed: 3 months ago

This course was perhaps the best of the 4 courses I’ve taken at Our Daily Bread University thus far, although others have been good. I greatly enjoyed the class time lectures, which include testimonies, of sort. The reading material also was exceptionally valuable learning material.

Course Reviewed: 6 months ago

I like this course and the books. They were very informative.

Course Reviewed: 7 months ago

So thankful that was enrolled in this course during the worst pandemic of my lifetime, thus far. I was moved by the readings, Scriptures, and testimonies of the contributing authors. I will share my reflections with family and friends as a means of witness to the mercies, grace, and goodness of God as He has proven Himself to me.

Course Reviewed: 9 months ago

Very fun and educational!! Very good!!!

Course Reviewed: 10 months ago

Sitting across the globe not able to find this kind of in-depth Bible study around where I live, I am very grateful for the opportunity to grow in Christ and my understanding of the Bible through these classes. In a life situation that confronts me very much with the question about where God is in all of humankind’s suffering, this course provided many wonderful answers I hope through the grace of God to pass on to those in need.

Course Reviewed: 12 months ago

This course is helping me to see how God uses pain for good in my life. It’s also showing me how people think and how they think when in a lot of I confessed pain. It’s been a blessing to be reminded of how deep, wide, and high the Love of God is.

Course Reviewed: 12 months ago

This course was very very useful in providing answers as everyone will wrestle with some form of pain and suffering in this life.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

One of my favorite courses. The illustrations given in the videos are priceless.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago