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Does suffering cause you to rely on God?

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One of the benefits of suffering is that it drives us to rely on God more.   Humans generally love to be independent. From a young age, children like to do things for themselves. When a mother tries to help a child with his homework, he’ll say ‘I know, I know, I know’, when he […]

Do you suffer because of Satan?

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When we suffer, it is helpful to remember that it may be due to Satan targeting us.   The Book of Job shows us that God does allow Satan to hurt people deliberately. Job was very faithful to God. And Satan went after him. We read: ‘One day the angels came to present themselves before […]

What is sin? Going astray

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What is sin? The Bible depicts sin in many ways. Previously I’ve written about the Hebrew and Greek words that define sin as ‘missing a mark’, ‘rebellion’ and ‘perversion’. But how else is sin described?   Another word used to describe sin is the Hebrew word ‘shagah’. This word literally means ‘straying from a correct […]

What is sin? Deliberate perversion

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What is sin? The Bible depicts sin in many ways. Last time I wrote about the Hebrew and Greek words that define sin as ‘missing a mark’ and ‘rebellion’. But how else is sin described?   Another word used to describe sin is the Hebrew word ‘avah’.  This word literally means ‘deliberate perversion’ or a […]

What is sin? Rebellion against God

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What is sin? There are many ways that sin is described in the Bible. Last time I wrote about sin in these articles, we looked at the Hebrew word, chatta’h, and its Greek equivalent, harmatia. We saw that they described sin as missing a mark.   Another word used to describe sin is the Hebrew […]

Is the resurrection important for Christianity?

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Some might think that Christianity could survive if the resurrection of Jesus Christ was not true.   The Apostle Paul would beg to differ. In one of his tight summaries of the Christian gospel, he holds up the resurrection of Jesus as of first importance. We read in his letter to the church in Corinth: […]

He gave himself for us

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As we come to Easter, we remember the work of Christ – the glorious work of Christ! This Good Friday we remember the death of our Saviour. In the words of the Apostle Paul:“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life […]

What is sin? To miss the mark

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What is sin? There are many ways that sin is described in the Bible. In the Old Testament, one of the common Hebrew words used to describe sin is chatta’h. It is an action that misses the mark. An example of the word being used to describe a non-moral action is in the book of […]

Can we suffer due to sin?

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Sometimes it’s obvious to see that our sin leads to suffering. If you murder someone and a relative murders you, the correlation between suffering and breaking God’s law is pretty obvious. The same goes if you steal someone’s car and are put in prison. Or disobey your mother and end up losing your pocket money. […]

Does suffering teach you patience?

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We all have many plans of what we will do in this world. Plans to get an education, to work hard, to amass wealth, to be fit, to get married, to have children, to have friends, to travel the world, to climb Mt Everest.   But something often disrupts such plans: suffering.   Bodily pain […]