Encouraging young people to devote every area of life to the glory of Christ
It's always moving and disturbing when we see the suffering of others, and it can be easy to question 'Why?' This video was very clear and helpful, I think, on why suffering is so prevalant in our world. First and foremost, of course, is because of sin. Pain and suffering entered God's perfect world as a result of mankind's disobedience. Secondly, it is indeed through God's grace that He allows suffering to draw people to Him. It is especially through the bad times we experience, that we are to cling to Christ, and time and again through history we can see mass conversion among people who have turned to God because of their suffering. We only have to look at the terrible tsunami disaster that occured several years ago in Indonesia, and we can see that many Muslims converted to Christianity as a result of what had happened.I especially thought that the point made about 'innocent people' was very interesting and so true. We can often think, "Oh, why does this have to happen to innocent people?" But of course, no one is really innocent, for as Romans 3:23 says: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
Thanks for your comment, Rebekah I think that it is very good to deal with subjects which are Relevant...Relevant in the sense of happening NOW. It is really sad to see the Japanese totally helpless. For them it was too late.Yet they have no hope... You see them offering incense to their gods and their ancestors. They have no surety.But praise God that in His mercy and in His love we can know that there IS hope.But we do think/pray for the Japanese right now. But that they may change... as we pray for other people too that they would repent.Jonah
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