I have answered the question to the best of my ability. You don't accept the answer nor have you asked for any clarification of my responses, instead you just bull your way through; anxious to vent your spleen and your opinion.
1 Peter 4:12-14
12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
Just as Christ suffered, believers will suffer. Again I answered that near as I could tell it would be to develop character. You didn't like that answer, that is fine, that is your privilege.
When we are lost in our sin, we suffer so that we have the opportunity to seek after God, because of our sinful and fallen condition, we would NOT seek Him, if we did NOT suffer.
I think it was you who stated that you've lived a pretty fine life mostly untouched by tragedy. Such has been the case with me as well. Sometimes that's a VERY precarious position to be in. As CS Lewis said:
The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Such was the road that I was on.
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