Why Did God Afflict Job Follow Up

Q. I am glad someone asked the question, Why Did God Afflict Job?

Your answer on to this question is truly disturbing. If Job had unconfessed sin, then we are all vulnerable because I am sure we all have unconfessed sins of which we are unaware. To me, this plays into works religion and definitely God being more a God of judgment than one of love. Was Job treated differently because he lived in OT times before Christ?

A. In my response about Job, I was demonstrating that God is not arbitrary and can’t allow Satan to afflict someone without reason. This would make Him unjust, and Deuteronomy 32:4-5 tells us that’s not possible.

It was not my intention to state that everything bad that happens to us is necessarily because of our unconfessed sin. But it is never due to God arbitrarily afflicting us.

Bad things happen in this world. And when they do, the proper one to blame is Satan, the one who brought all the evil into the world to start with.

There is a difference between the Old Testament and the New. And it’s God’s grace. Because of the cross God has made peace with us through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus. (Colossians 1:20)

But we still live in an evil place where bad things can happen for any reason or for no reason at all. Jesus said in this world you will have trouble, but take heart for I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

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