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Tag Archives: suffering
“Lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure” (2 Corinthians 12:7). Paul had … Continue reading
“We know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves…” (Romans 8:22-23). There are three common views about … Continue reading
“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray” (James 5:13a). The term suffer could literally be rendered “to suffer evil.” “It is . . . sufficiently comprehensive to embrace every type of affliction, whether of outward bodily character or of … Continue reading
Isaiah 53 is a prophetic passage. It tells of one who would come and suffer for man. It tells of Jesus; so says Philip (Acts 8:30-35); so says Peter (1 Peter 1:18-20; 2:22-25); so says Paul (Romans 10:16). No on … Continue reading
God created this world with certain physical properties. God also allows man to have freedom in how he uses this world with its physical properties. Therefore, it is possible for pain and suffering to exist. Illustration – “sticks and stones … Continue reading