God does not afflict

Does God punish His children? Or doesn't He? "Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth," Heb. 12:6. Paul says. But Elihu, near the end of Job's sufferings, says of the Almighty, "He will not afflict." Job 37:23.

That divine Love would torment His innocent offspring with sickness, discord, or death is inconceivable. Love couldn't and still remain Love. Neither the inspired message of the Bible nor Christian Science teaches that He does, or that He even knows of such afflictions.

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