The purpose of creation | Part One

The purpose of creation | Part OnePeople often ask why G-d created a universe in which people suffer.

This lecture covers Chapter two Paragraph 1 and 2. CLICK HERE to read text

People often ask why G-d created a universe in which people suffer.

The assumption is that life should be good. But where would such an assumption come from? After all, it’s easy enough to posit that life should be bad. Why do we presume otherwise? Apparently because the human heart knows only too well that G-d is good and is stunned when things seem to contradict that.

Ramchal (as well as the holy Ari, the Gaon of Vilna, and others) affirms our assumption that G-d, in fact is good. And he adds that He created the world in order to “bestow good upon others”.

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