Why do bad things happen to good people?

The following is from Dr. John Phillips explore the book on 2 Cor 1:4-5 “Paul speaks next of the strength of our comfort (2 Cor. 1:4b-5). There is, for instance, its overflow: “that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God” (1:4b). “The question is often asked: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” The question assumes that the calamities of life are all necessarily bad and that “good” people are really as good as they seem. Neither of the assumptions are necessarily valid....

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