Why do bad things happen to good people?
No, that’s the wrong question; what we should be asking is, Why do good things happen to bad people? ((This turnaround question is from Sunday school this morning.))
Only when it is phrased thusly do we have in mind a proper view of God as holy Judge and of man as unholy sinner.
Only when the question is thus asked is the biblical account being truly engaged, for how can one ask about bad things happening to good people when the Scriptures do not recognize the existence of such people?