Some Christians may suffer in order to be kept from more sin. “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell” (Matt. 5:29). When a … Continue reading A Christian’s Mature Response to Suffering
Christians suffer because of bad political decisions of rulers. “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan” (Prov. 29:2). Jesus predicted a period of great tribulation for the nation of Israel because of bad political decisions. In AD 30, the rulers of the Jews decided that it was … Continue reading Suffering and the Politics of Evil
When Mary stood weeping outside the tomb of Jesus, it was because she had forgotten the promises of God. If you would reduce the pain and suffering in your life, remember the promises of the Lord. God has promised rest for the soul in search of salvation. Jesus said, "Come unto Me, all ye that … Continue reading How to Have Fewer Tears in Suffering
Suffering is designed to demonstrate the power and grace of God. During His ministry, a blind man came to see Jesus. He wanted to be healed. But before that happened, the disciples had a question. “And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” … Continue reading Suffering and the Grace of God
There are many reasons why believers suffer mentally and physically. The following list is given to help the hearts of God’s people evaluate themselves when a meaning for tribulation is sought. Not all pain and suffering is meant to punish, though some is. Much suffering is designed to correct character, guide the heart, or teach … Continue reading Christian Suffering: The Question is Why?
The attempt to silence the gospel, or a portion of it, is nothing new to Christians. Various means have been used in the attempt to suppress the good news of God’s sovereign redeeming grace. Various techniques have been employed by religious leaders within the church, as well as by opponents of Christianity outside the church. A … Continue reading What Should Be Said to Those Who Try to Silence the Gospel?
July 14, 2016 Dr. Stanford E. Murrell USA Dear respected Sir in the Lord, I heard in Russia President Putin has signed a new law which greatly restricts Church work in Russia. Effective July 20 all Missionary and outreach work is forbidden. No foreigner is allowed to speak in a Church. Christian radio stations have … Continue reading Preparation for Persecution