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If there is an omnibenevolent God, why is there suffering?

God is transcendent and therefore some of His actions and the events that He allows are unfathomable and cannot be fully comprehended by the finite human mind. However, Theists believe that God has a justifiable explanation for both human and natural suffering in the world. For example, Christians may refer to the biblical example of Job in which suffering is seen as a test of faith. The actions of God may appear paradoxical to God's '"omnibenevolent"' nature but theists may argue that we cannot anthropomorphisise a God and reduce His nature to our reductionist human understanding of what constitutes as loving; instead we must trust that He has the best intentions for all. 

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