Tag Archive: Good

Jul 24

Thomas Watson – 10 Ways the Evil of Affliction Works for Good

The evil of affliction works for good, to the godly. It is one heart-quieting consideration in all the afflictions which befall us—that God has a special hand in them: “The Almighty has afflicted me” (Ruth 1:21). Instruments can no more stir until God gives them a commission, than the axe can cut, by itself, without …

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Jun 01

Mike Frisby – What Do We Do in the Face of Suffering?

For many people living in the West where the cultural bias is towards an expectation of everybody being healthy and living longer, sickness readily becomes seen as the main focus of one’s “suffering”. But, suffering is a far broader concept than struggling with physical, emotional or mental illness. The Dictionary defines suffering as – A …

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Jun 07

Chad Bird – Job, Theologian of the Cross

The book of Job is a catechism on the theology of the cross. Throughout the centuries countless believers, bruised by the rod of suffering, have embarked on a pilgrimage into the heart of this ancient story to inquire, “Why do the innocent suffer?” Many have retreated from the answers sadly disappointed, others passionately frustrated, and …

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May 21

Sam Storms – Tornadoes, Tsunamis, and the Mystery of Suffering and Sovereignty

I’m inclined to think the best way to respond to the tragedy that struck our community today is simply to say nothing. I have little patience for those who feel the need to theologize about such events, as if anyone possessed sufficient wisdom to discern God’s purpose. On the other hand, people will inevitably ask …

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May 21

Dr. Albert Mohler – The Goodness of God and the Reality of Evil

Every thoughtful person must deal with the problem of evil. Evil acts and tragic events come to us all in this vale of tears known as human life. The problem of evil and suffering is undoubtedly the greatest theological challenge we face. Most persons face this issue only in a time of crisis. A senseless …

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May 12

Steven Cook – Overcome Evil with Good

The Christian lives in a fallen world, and in order for him to overcome evil, he must grow spiritually and live in regular dependence on God the Holy Spirit to sustain and direct his life according to Scripture. The Holy Spirit will never lead the Christian independently of Scripture. Learning God’s Word necessarily precedes living …

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