Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen to Good People According to AI
By Brian Barrier and OpenAi
I have been fascinated with artificial intelligence or AI. There has been so much talk about it recently that I have started asking it questions around the subject of Christianity. I am publishing the responses to each question as a new article for discussion among Christian groups. What do YOU think? Is the answer to the question seem biblical? Does it give enough context for someone who is not a Christian? Here is the response as written by OpenAI…
The question of why God allows bad things to happen to good people is one that has puzzled and troubled people throughout history. It is a complex and deeply personal question that has been the subject of theological debate and philosophical reflection for centuries.
One answer that many people find comforting is that God allows suffering and hardship in order to bring about greater good. For example, many people believe that trials and challenges can help individuals grow in character, compassion, and faith. They may also believe that suffering can draw people closer to God and help them develop a deeper understanding of their own limitations and vulnerabilities.
Another perspective is that suffering is not necessarily caused by God, but is rather the result of living in a fallen and imperfect world. According to this view, God created the world to be good, but human sin and the effects of the Fall have led to pain, suffering, and injustice. In this understanding, God does not cause suffering but rather works to redeem and restore it, offering comfort, hope, and healing to those who are hurting.
It is also important to remember that while God is all-powerful, he has given human beings free will to make choices and decisions. Sometimes, the actions of individuals or groups can have negative consequences for others, causing suffering and pain. While God does not cause these actions, he can work to bring good out of them and to help those who are affected by them.
Ultimately, the question of why God allows bad things to happen to good people is one that may never be fully answered in this life. However, many people find comfort in the belief that God is loving and compassionate, and that he is with us in our struggles and hardships. As the Psalmist writes, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).
Brian Barrier is a follower of Jesus Christ, a lifelong resident of Burke County, a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Morganton, and the Publisher of the Blue Ridge Christian News.
God gave man free will.
Man in Bible context means =men, women.
What man reaps man sows.
Maybe good people are being saved from the bad continuance.
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
— Epicurus , 323 BC
AI response sounds like what any member of the clergy would tell you.
I am not interested in the slightest what a stupid machine thinks about God.
Because machines cannot “think”, they are as dumb as doorknobs, and anyone trying to convince me otherwise can take a hike.
The sooner we unplug all this damnable technology the better off we will be.
PUPPY DOO !!!
There is but one cause for all these Marxist-made disasters: VIOLATION OF HOLY LAW !!!
Pretty standard responses here.
I take it this way. Think of the parable of the wheat and the tares. God has the ability to discern the wheat from the tares, but WE, as humans, do not have that ability. Thus Jesus commands, in that parable explanation, that we NOT try to pluck up the tares amidst the wheat as we might accidentally pluck up wheat in the process.
There are things that WE cannot do, that God can do. Like the example above, the scripture commands that we do not do evil that good may result. This is a command that MAN not do evil or allow evil so that good may result. We are to always avoid evil at all costs (remove your hand or your eye as it is better to enter heaven mamed and blind… ). Yet, God sees the whole picture and CAN allow evil to persist because he can be certain of the ultimate result (good resulting in excess of the wrong that resulted and in excess of the good that might have resulted without any evil). God has a wider perspective which allows the unique ability to make proper judgement on what impacts of evil have ability to result in growth and benefit (what you meant for evil, God used for good).
We agree! Thanks for your comments!
So True! Thanks for your input. We knew this would be a hot topic. AI will never be able to experience God’s love, mercy, and grace and the redemption we have through Jesus Christ!
We Agree! AI will never be able to experience the love, mercy, and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ! Thanks for your input!
Thank you for your comments! This test of artificial “intelligence” writing is proving that “AI” cannot and never will be able to experience what God has preserved for mankind. He loves us so much. Glory be to God for the redemption we have through Jesus Christ, our Lord!
I can’t disagree there Doug…I wouldn’t say all clergy but a lot of them for sure.
Is God sadistic? All knowing past, present & future! Then what is today was God’s plan?