Apostles Creed Article 4: The Suffering of Christ

The fourth article of the Apostles’ Creed confesses the following concerning our Lord Jesus Christ: “... He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell.” The Creed states in the first place that Jesus suffered. All the suffering in this world confronts us with profound questions. Throughout the ages, the question has been asked how there could be so much suffering in a world that is governed by a God of infinite omnipotence and perfect goodness. As the Omnipotent One, He should be able to keep us from being subjected to disasters, illnesses, suffering, and death. Should God, in His goodness, not be unwilling that His creatures should suffer as much as they do?

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