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.


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: 3 months ago

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

Course Reviewed: 4 months 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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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: 6 months ago

Very fun and educational!! Very good!!!

Course Reviewed: 7 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: 9 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: 9 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: 9 months ago

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

Course Reviewed: 11 months ago

I loved this very much and it helped me to say the words very clearly in why God allows suffering.

Course Reviewed: 12 months ago

This course has caused me to seek to deal with current health issues in more positive ways by handing them over to God rather than trying to figure things out for myself.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

I learned more about God’s compassion and the power of Christ’s suffering. I also enjoyed the testimonies about God’s grace and strength through suffering.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

Very interesting and stimulating our minds to understand why there’s sufferings in this world, and not to look at these sufferings only as negative ways but also in very positive ways to strength our hopes in God. This course is a must to read and listen for believers and non to understand the warnings that God placed in us all walks of life. Thank God for this course and God bless all of you who put these courses together. Thank you.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago