"Many are the afflictions of the righteous," says Scripture. Why? "I am the Eternal ... I create evil," says Isaiah 45:5, 7. How can this be? The real meaning of the book of Job brings the true answer. Why Does God permit war? WHY does God allow human suffering and misery? "If God is GOOD - if God is love - if He is merciful, He would not wish for people to suffer," is the reasoning of many humans. "And if He is Almighty," they conclude, "He could prevent it. So why doesn't He?" What's wrong with this reasoning?
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