Floyd wrote:If there is a God, why is there evil? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is there so much needless suffering in the world, from natural disasters and such? Why would a loving God do this?
You have to understand what\who God is.
God is the spirit of Truth and Righteousness. We are the hands of God. All God can do is tell us what is right. It is up to us to decide to do what is right or not. That is why there is evil in the world. because we do it, not God.
Natural disasters are not evil. there is no "intent" that is necessary to do evil. They are unfortunate, they are harmful, but not evil.
Dieing is a part of life, without death the world would become overpopulated and unable to provide enough room or food for all. By dieing we allow room for babies to be born and grow from laughing children to helpful adults.
All God does is tell us "do good". And of course God inspires us and gives us faith and strength to do that good.
God Bless You, always.