People Say ~ Nothing bad will happen to true Christians. If bad things happen it is because you lack faith or you have sinned. The “abundant life” (John 10:10) which God promises those who trust Him means they will be protected from bad events.
God’s Answer ~ Jesus said, “He (God) makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45b).
“Jesus answered them, ‘Do you now believe? Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world’” (John 16:31-33).
Comment ~ “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: ‘For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.’ Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:35-39).
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