Reasons for Hardship

It seems common for some to think that hardship in a believer's life means God is "punishing" that person for some secret (or public) sin. Although this is a possibility as I hope to show, it isn't the only reason for suffering in the life of a believer. First it's important to understand that a "believer," … Continue reading Reasons for Hardship

Suffering for Sin

I recently posted an article about God's judgment (see it here). In that article I discussed in general a form of God's judgment on a world that rejects Him. He sometimes withdraws in judgment, allowing us to destroy ourselves. A troubling thing about this is when those faithful to God suffer alongside those responsible for bringing … Continue reading Suffering for Sin

God’s Judgment

There's this belief in the world that God's judgment means great miraculous events like fire and brimstone raining from heaven on Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19:24), or inexplicable plagues of sickness and swarms of creatures and storms in sequence to destroy a nation's economy as happened to Egypt (Exodus 7-12), ... always something big and spectacular. But the greatest and most frightening of … Continue reading God’s Judgment