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Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 3

Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 3

Is it God's will that man should suffer? Give reasons for your answer.

3. It is not God's will that man should suffer. The will of God is an exact principle of good, or else all would be in chaos, and man would have no foundation for his faith, no workable law for his unfoldment.

The exactness of the law gives each man an equal opportunity, and the results that one experiences in his life show whether he correctly applies the law of love to his life or not. Man makes mistakes through the ignorant use of his freedom of will and brings suffering on himself. When he learns how to use this freedom in the right way, to harmonize his faculty of will with the divine will or purpose of good for all, then he draws to himself a good manifestation.

Preceding Entry: What is the will of God, and what is it to do His will?
Following Entry: What has the will to do with the fulfillment of God's promises?