Posts from June 2018

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Do you consider some suffering a privilege?

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Sometimes God encourages us to consider suffering as a privilege.   In Acts, we read that the Jewish priests arrested the apostles. Luke records the end of the matter with these words: ‘They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let […]

Does your suffering remind you to flee from hell & Satan?

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One of the great changes in our society is the change in attitude to the doctrine of hell and Satan.   Many don’t believe that there is such a place as hell or Satan. This is reflected in an interview by New York Magazine with the Roman Catholic Antonin Scalia, who was a Justice of […]

Does your suffering get others to pray?

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Sinful humans are not a very prayerful bunch. Even the most godly of Christians would admit that they don’t pray as much or as well as they should.   Previously in this series of articles on the benefits of suffering, I’ve mentioned that our pain drives us to pray personally.   But it is important […]

How does suffering test our faith?

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One of the reasons Christians suffer is to show whether their faith is genuine.   Many people claim to be Christian. But not everyone who professes faith in Christ is saved. Jesus gives a stern warning: ‘Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does […]