Summary: To show the major reasons as shown in the bible the reasons why bad things happen to good people.

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Do bad things happen to believers? Yes. Why?




To show the major reasons as shown in the bible the reasons why bad things happen to good people.


2 Corinthians 5:10 (Amplified Bible)

5:10 For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing].


Praise, Worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for You can turn all things into good for me because of Your love and calling for me.

Romans 8:28 (Amplified Bible)

8:28 We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.


Why do bad things happen to good people?


A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: Late in A.D. 56

C. Place of writing: Macedonia, probably Philippi. —Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

D. To whom written: Corinthian church

E. Main Theme: Vindication of Paul's apostleship

F. Key words: Apostle

G. KEY VERSES: 2 Corinthians 3:1; 5:12; 7:2; 10:2-3; 11:5-6; 12:11; 13:3.

—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

All good things and bad things are for this life only, it's not in heaven. Good and bad only affects our body here on earth.

I know there's already a book written about this topic but I haven't read the book, I've done my own search on the Bible with one goal in mind to answer the question.


1. JESUS is not the God of this world.

2 Corinthians 4:4 (Amplified Bible)

4:4 For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

2. The world is evil itself

Isaiah 13:11 (Amplified Bible)

13:11 And I, the Lord, will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their guilt and iniquity; I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible and the boasting of the violent and ruthless.

3. Believers are persecuted

Romans 8:35 (Amplified Bible)

8:35 Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?

4. The world has evil inhabitants

John 3:19 (Amplified Bible)

3:19 The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil.

Matthew 13:38 (Amplified Bible)

13:38 The field is the world, and the good seed means the children of the kingdom; the darnel is the children of the evil one,

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