This is only for people who believe the Bible to be God's word.
This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and suffering and it is an explanation we hope people will understand
A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and as the barber began to work, the subject of God came up.
The barber said, "I don't believe that God exists."
"Why do you say that," asked the customer?
"Well, just look at all the sick people, the abandoned children, homelessness, and all the pain and suffering in this world; if a loving God existed, there would be none of these things," replied the barber.
The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop; once he got outside the customer saw a very stinky homeless man with long dirty hair lying in an alley. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop and said to the barber:
"You know what? Barbers do not exist!"
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber, and I just worked on you!"
"No!" the customer yelled, "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no bums with dirty long hair lying in a alley like that man outside."
The barber replied, "Sir, let me explain something to you. Barbers DO exist, but what happens is this: people like that man lying in the alley don't come to me, nor any other barber."
"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God also exists. What happens is people don't go to Him either," (Jeremiah 3:22).
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