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Suffering, why for God"s sake?

J. A. van der Ven

Suffering, why for God"s sake?

pastoral research in theodicy

by J. A. van der Ven

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Published by Kok, Deutscher Studien Verlag in Kampen, The Netherlands, Weinheim, Germany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theodicy.,
  • Suffering.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-121).

    StatementJohannes van der Ven, Eric Vossen ; with contributions of Chris Hermans ... [et al.].
    SeriesTheologie & empirie -- 23
    ContributionsVossen, Eric.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination121 p. ;
    Number of Pages121
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16608183M
    ISBN 109039001227, 3892715831


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Suffering, why for God"s sake? by J. A. van der Ven Download PDF EPUB FB2

People who try to assert that God’s wants us to suffer for His name’s sake always puzzle me because I’ve never heard anyone give even one good reason why He would want this.

The most common answer is “to make us better Christians”, but Hebrews says from God’s perspective we’re already perfect, a new creation (2 Cor. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller comes the definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them.

The question of why God would allow pain and suffering in the world has vexed believers and nonbelievers for millennia. Timothy Keller, whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers Cited by: 2. God, Suffering Of Gospel, Requirements Of Suffering, Of Believers Afflictions, In Christian Living Faith, Origins Of Suffering For Christ's Sake For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.

God works all things for the good of those who love him. One way he works for us is to comfort us in suffering, so that we will be able to comfort others. Therefore, we must be ready share our comfort in the midst of suffering because God’s glory is at stake and because the sufferers are many.

For Gods Sake. by Todd Gongwer. This was actually a very good read because I know the Suffering personally. Todd Gongwer (coach G) is the coach of my AAU team and when he asked me to play for him this summer I decided to ready his book and get a feel for what his messgae was/5.

"If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name." () We have no business suffering for criminal activity or.

The book of Job shows us there can be two ways to respond to suffering: one that curses God because of suffering and one that praises God, even in the midst of suffering (Job –10). Suffering prepares us for more glory. God says a lot about suffering in Scripture so that you know where to look when the pain comes to you.

Another dimension of Paul’s thought on the meaning of suffering is his conception of suffering as a means for sanctification, keeping pride at a minimum and trust in God at a maximum. As the apostles left the Council, they were happy, because God had considered them worthy to suffer disgrace for the sake of Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible. Then they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonored on behalf of the Name. International Standard Version. If you have ever asked yourself why you do what you do, or wondered what your purpose is in leadership or in life, this book is for you.

As the lives of a coach, a CEO, and a janitor intersect in this captivating parable you will journey deep into the heart of leadership where the answers to many Suffering life's Discover the answer to the most /5.

But the suffering is not for its own sake, or even just for Christ’s sake, It’s for all our sakes, local and national and global. But God is a God of redemption and rescue. His own suffering was transformed into resurrection.

Nouwen writes in his last book. An unforgettable story packed with profound truths, LEAD for God’s Sake. will challenge you to think deeply about who you are as a leader, what success means to you, and why you do what you do.

Whether you’re leading a business, a team, or your own family, this book is the first and most important step to becoming the leader you were /5().

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Introduction: suffering, religion and pastoral care /Johannes van der Ven, Eric Vossen Pastoral research in theodicy / Eric Vossen, Johannes van der Ven Pastoral group work / Tjeu van Knippenberg Religious education / Chris Hermans God refines us in our suffering and graciously explains why: “See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this” (Isaiah ). For emphasis, God repeats this reason. Ve You are blessed if you suffer for the sake of righteousness.

Now, most of you would not equate the word "blessed" with suffering. The word here translated "blessed" (makarioi; cf. ) and was used by Jesus in (Matt. Question: "Is suffering for Christ always going to be a part of being a follower of Christ?" Answer: The Bible talks a lot about suffering for the sake of Christ.

In the era in which the New Testament was written, followers of Jesus were often ostracized by their own families and communities. LESSON: THOMAS PAINE, COMMON SENSE, FULL TEXT “for God’s sake, let us come to a final separation” Thomas Paine C OMMON S ENSE *January Presented here is the full text of Common Sense from the third edition (published a month after the initial pamphlet), plus the edition Appendix,File Size: KB.

Second, it is important to note that this mystery of "co-redemptive suffering" (in other words, of suffering with Christ in such a way that brings the fruits of His redemptive work to needy souls), is also rooted in the New Testament, in the teachings of St.

Paul (Col ): "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I. For the Christian, joy is not found in the absence of suffering, but in doing God’s will and being found pleasing in His sight.

This requires biblical understanding and a lifetime of learning to walk in God’s truth (Phil. This article is an edited excerpt from my book, Suffering: A Biblical Consideration (pages ).

Enduring Hardship and Suffering () To illustrate the importance of enduring hardship for the sake of Christ, Paul offers three examples: " 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs -- he wants to please his commanding officer.

5 Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's. The reader may be confused as to why a book called The Suffering of God takes over one hundred pages to actually discuss any pain endured by the deity, but Fretheim is not rushed into embracing a position before laying the biblical and philosophical groundwork necessary to support that position.

Indeed, laying the foundation is the difficult part. The book of Job introduces us to a man who, by God’s own admission, is blameless and upright and who suffers “for no reason” (Job ).

Can such a thing happen in God’s good world. This is the theological and ethical question being explored in Missing: sake. Why is there suffering.

We suffer for several different reasons. Suffering comes from a result of sin. It's in the Bible, RomansNKJV. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." It's in the Bible, JamesNKJV. " But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and.

For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name." New Heart English Bible. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for my name's sake." Aramaic Bible in Plain English. “For I shall show him how much he is going to suffer for my name.” GOD'S WORD® Translation.

I'll show him how much he has to suffer for the. That’s what C.S. Lewis considers with an elegant sidewise gleam in an essay titled “Divine Omnipotence” from his altogether fascinating book The Problem of Pain (public library) — a scintillating examination of the concept of free will in a material universe and why suffering is not only a natural but an essential part of the human.

We all face suffering in some way, shape or form. And in our pain, we long to know why God allows grief and hardship into our lives. People often hold only one view of suffering; however, the.

It’s God’s will that you suffer for righteousness’ sake. Though every Christian would affirm that statement, people interpret it in a number of different ways. For some, it’s doing ministry. We aren’t told why he suffered such fate, but the Bible says that he was killed for God’s sake.

Two Witnesses. God says that there will be two witnesses during the time of the tribulation. They will preach the truth of God for 1, days (almost years). They will. The answer has been given to us by God in the suffering of His Son. The answer is the cross of Jesus.

The “why” of human suffering and the answer to evil can be discovered most deeply when we contemplate the love of the Father who sent His Son into the world to.

The book of Job is included among the wisdom writings precisely because it teaches man that pain and suffering are a mystery of divine wisdom.

According to the sacred writer, the truly wise man should realize that “the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil, that is understanding” (). Some suffering is allowed by God as training or used as chastisement or it can be a judgment.

God usually allows such suffering with a view toward restoration and formation of character. For unbelievers it is used to bring them to know him. For believers it is for our growth and to bring us closer to him. If you discern that you are suffering for the sake of following where Jesus leads you, pray for the strength to continue to follow Him, and know that He will reward you in heaven your faithfulness.

But as Catholics, we know that our suffering is not pointless, that it can be redemptive, offered up to God as a sacrifice for the sake of others. Even if suffering is not inherently good, it can produce good if we endure it, allow it to purify us, and make it into a sacrifice.

Catholic Bible - Why We Suffer - Catholicbible is the website that explains Catholic teachings in plain, easy to understand English. Lots of great Catholic links too. Now with Google Translator for non-English speakers.

An unforgettable story packed with profound truths, LEAD for God’s Sake. will challenge you to think deeply about who you are as a leader, what success means to you, and why you do what you do. Whether you’re leading a business, a team, or your own family, this book is the first and most important step to becoming the leader you were /5(23).

One of the greatest and most painful of mysteries is the problem of suffering and the broader problem of evil in the world. I was meditating with my Sunday School parents this past weekend on the Old Testament Patriarch Joseph.

That story is rich with lessons about family struggles, envy, jealousy, pride, mercy and forgiveness. Continue reading "What we can learn about suffering in the.

In Elie Wiesel's Night, Eliezer is a Jewish teenager, a devoted student of the Talmud from Sighet, in Hungarian Transylvania. In the spring ofthe Nazis occupy Hungary. A series of increasingly repressive measures are passed, and the Jews of Eliezer’s town are forced into small ghettos within Sighet.

Before long, they are rounded up and shipped. Oh, for God’s Sake: Belief in a World of Suffering • pm Participants will receive a Zoom link to the virtual class in their confirmation email and .