The old testiment. There is a way to look at it methodolically... or how ever it's spelled...I can't find my dictionary...
Anyways... look at the concepts.
Look at the old testiment comared to the new. Look aqt God's perspective on what he was trying to do.
This is going to take forever...
The Bible is like a test book. It's the test book on how tyo love God and love each other...anjd God's way to make understand this. So, our salvation is on how to love God, Love our neighbors obey this to find heaven... right?
Let's go into the Old testiment...
Go to the the start of the Bible. I am throwing you a Methodolical view of it all. It's this view. That;s it.
At the beginning, man was at one with God. Man failed. The knowledge of Good and evil corrupted them. So, we now live in the world you see. God's world... but, flawed.
Within the old testiment throughout you will see a recurring theme. Who God tried to contact his people, the ones he loved... and failed. After the flood...
Abraham. Even he was not perfect. But, God loved him because of his strength and said to him, your descedents will be my chosen ones...
The birth of the isreal and the people. The chosen race to, experiment on? YOu bet he did. This was the race he was counting on to worship and love him back and love each other.
Moses, great man... but, still the problem... God showing himself visibly... but still they went astray.
KIngs... why kings? B ut, the Lord said.. OK... So, David, Solomon... and destruction even though he said all you need is me?
Judges... prophets... and, God took a new role... ambiguious... no light shows no nothing just a bunch of isrealites hoping for better times and he got more followers than he ever did.
So at the end of the Old Testiment. Way no fireworks... been there done that! It never worked.
But, God is Omnipetant. He is all powerful, seeing time like you see in the OLD testiment and seeing it as a blink of an eye.
Prophets. Let's go to them to see the Lord's will...and the did what they were supposed to do, becasue The Lord filled them with what they needed to know... The messiah.
Jesus. The man/God who came to us and died for our sins and took them all... everylast person who will ever be on this earth... just to know him.. believe in him gives you grace and a ticket to heaven so you can proclaim to others of what you have found.
Revelations.. guess what... at the end of days he will come down... free those who live and fight for rightiousness and everyone of uis souls that are at the right hand of God... and in the end... be reuited with our bodies on a NEW earth, NEW Heaven... no sorrow no tiol, no longing, no pain... just what you have found becasue of him. The greatest existance of them all./
There the Bible in a small concept! And this is the key to understandfing the Bible. The bible can be looked at as each individual word or as a giant concept. Each has it in it's meaning. But if your looking for why you suffer? It's in the concepts.
Why do we all suffer?
It starts at the beginning. When we... know that we is a dirdectly attributed to adam and eve who decided to be God...with the knowledge of Good and Evil. Hear we learned we have a choice. To TRUST in God, Not Trust and be like GOD... our own GOD? Being our own God didn't work..., we lost the Garden and found ousrelves in this world. An image of parradise... but just an image of what God wanted to give us... we can't live in that world for we corrupted it and destroyed it.
So the world you see outside is beautiful, yes and has many of God's lovely things, yes... but, it also has something we see everday. The ability of man to be like GOD. We try to be that way...
Everything evil is a result of us trying to be like this... hunger, shelter, money, wealth, power...all to keep us ontop so we don't devour ouselves in the worls. But, God is still in our world... beauty...love, kindness are all things not of the world but we bring into the world.
So we suffer. We suffer many things. But I can tell you this, if you suffer in this world for some reaqson or another, you are not alone. We all suffer. And suffering is no small matter.
Why is there sufferering? Becasue we made the world as it is and there is always suffereing. How do we deal with suffering. By understanding God's perspective on suffering.
Imagine, you are suffering. A man loses his father at age 3. He is angry... pissed.. and blames God for all this. It the world you live in and the world we created and God? instead of just sitting there pretending you don't see. He is crying for you and with you... ever tear you make...becasue if he just could pu down is hand and make us in automitons... like robots... it would be alright...right... or will it?
NO free will to come to him. No will of yours to love him. Would you like to be a father of a child who is completely perfect like a robot... "loving" you. "I love you, DADDY!' EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU ASK FOR EVER?
He wants you to have free will. And, that makes the world the way it is... imperfect...
But the answer is in Revelations. As we believe in Christ and go to heaven, because of his grace and our constant asking for forgiveness for our sins, we have inherited the Kingdom of God. Ask for forgiveness from Christ, our slate of all sins in our life is comletely wiped clean. Does this mean you can justr sin until you die? NO. It frees you to be a loving person... and, when it is all said and done you are with Christ.
Do you suffer now, Do others suffer? Yes, we live in a world that is not perfect and we must suffer like all the rest and take up Christ's cross and follow him to be able ... to be with him and be reunited with the rest of us Christians who live , pray and meditate on this stuff. (Sorry for the spelling errors.) A long post... please forgive:)