Post Author: Bill Pratt
Why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? Some people blame God, or they claim that because there is so much pain and suffering, God must not exist. The Bible, however, disagrees.
Genesis 3 makes it clear that mankind was to live in perfect peace in paradise on earth. It was the disobedience of Adam and Eve, the representatives of the human race, which introduced pain and suffering. Without their sinful act, the world would still be paradise.
It is not God’s fault that humans suffer. He gave our ancestors a clear choice and they chose poorly.