Faulting God for Suffering: The Case of Job
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1pm-2:15pm
The SBTS Library – Lower Level
What if Job’s claims concerning God’s injustice are more severe than commonly suggested? What if Job does not only state that he does not understand his suffering, or that he is treated unfairly, but brazenly asserts that God is an unjust judge who favors the wicked, coddling them with all types of worldly blessings? What if Job neverreally does repent as has been traditionally assumed? Viewing Job’s allegations in light of these uncertainties begs the question: Why does God favorably refer to Job’s speech (Job 42:7-8) after his blatant contempt of God?