Category Archives: Suffering and God’s Sovereignty

The only full and revealed answer to suffering in this life

I wrote this several years ago at another blog that I write (James Swan’s Beggars All Reformation and Apologetics. We don’t know all the answers for our questions about pain and suffering in this life, the book of Job gives … Continue reading

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Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

Nabeel Qureshi passed away today and entered into the joy and fellowship with Jesus in heaven. His testimony and godly attitude all the while he was going through the cancer was a great testimony. I am sad; and happy at … Continue reading

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For Muslims and other skeptics: The answer to the questions about injustice and evil in the world: The Incarnation and sufferings of Jesus the Messiah

A Muslim who goes by “Intellect” asked me this question, starting with a quote from Dr. James White: “Why can’t God take the form of a human without ceasing to be God and still remains as God?” -Dr. James White … Continue reading

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Why does God allow evil and suffering? John MacArthur

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
http://www.ligonier.org/learn/conferences/tough_questions_christians_face_08_west_coast/why-does-god-allow-so-much-suffering-and-evil/?format=video I would encourage everyone who sees this to listen carefully and stop and look up all the verses that he cites in the Bible.  Work through this slowly.  I provide a lot of…

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He Cannot Deny Himself, 2 Timothy 2:8-19, by John Piper

Read the whole sermon here:  He cannot Deny Himself, at DesiringGod.org He Cannot Deny Himself John Piper 2 Timothy 2:8–19 “8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which … Continue reading

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God’s purposes in suffering – Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada is a beautiful example of “power made manifest in weakness” ( see 2 Corinthians 12:7-10) 7 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in … Continue reading

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Why does God allow evil and suffering? John MacArthur

http://www.ligonier.org/learn/conferences/tough_questions_christians_face_08_west_coast/why-does-god-allow-so-much-suffering-and-evil/?format=video I would encourage everyone who sees this to listen carefully and stop and look up all the verses that he cites in the Bible.  Work through this slowly.  I provide a lot of the outline below and intersperse my … Continue reading

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