Major first of all lets clear the air...............All you are doing is extending the thread we were talking on about whether or not trials/tesing comes from God or not which was "meaningless trials".
That is no problem for me however the comments made will still be in effect which have already been stated.
I believe that it is YOURposition that trials and testing do not come from God neither does He aloow them.
But as I stated already, that is not what the Bible says.
We can do more but here are a couple of verse that YOU will need to address.
"I, the Lord, SEARCH (EXAMINE) the HEART, I TEST the MIND, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his DEEDS."
"But HE (God) knows the way I take; when HE has TRIED ME [TESTED], I shall come forth as GOLD."
Since the words are clearly there that God does indeed "TEST" us, how will you explain away their existance Jim????
I have not ever said God does not allow them.