Category Archives: God's Patience

Meeting the God of all comfort

What happens to us when we have unrealistic expectation for health and emotional happiness? Are we likely to be more easily disappointed and discouraged? Continue reading

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A Great Statement of Faith

The essence of God’s action in wrath is to give men what they choose, in all its implications: nothing more, and equally nothing less. Continue reading

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When faith causes doubts

Some struggle with doubt but faith has often caused me to struggle. Continue reading

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Truths we must learn

God wants us to feel that our way through life is rough and perplexing, so that we may learn thankfully to lean on him. Continue reading

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Wisdom on suffering

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge” (Psalm 62:8). Dick Keyes “The Bible does not give us a quick and easy answer to why God allows evil to continue … Continue reading

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Does God control the weather?

How should we understand God’s plan and power in relation to destructive storms?
Should those who love God expect to be protected from harm?
Does God offer any guarantees of physical safety in a fallen world? Continue reading

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Misreading the Bible

Since the Bible addresses violent and evil people where they live, we should not be surprised to find some really horrible things in it. The whole project of humanity is happening under merciful divine concession. The fact of divine concession started early in history and it set the tone for all of the ways of God with humanity. Continue reading

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Teach this truth to new believers

Discipline is an unavoidable part of God’s plan for spiritual transformation. Christian discipleship should teaching about the fact that, “The Lord disciplines those he loves.” Some Christians are not experiencing spiritual growth because they don’t understand this truth.  ___ A failure to … Continue reading

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The God of love and judgment

God does not desire that any should perish (II Peter 3:9), yet some will perish (II Thessalonians 2:10-14). So why didn’t God simply decree what he desired? Perhaps because of respect for human responsibility – a gift from God to … Continue reading

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How should we think about God’s control?

“At no point whatsoever does the remarkable emphasis on the absoluteness of God’s sovereignty mitigate the responsibility of human beings…” Continue reading

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