From Bondage to the Desert – 1.6 The Theology of Glory vs. the Theology of the Cross – 2

1.6.2 God’s Providence in Suffering

When people have unrealistic expectations of God, like being spared the pain that other human beings suffer, they lay themselves open not only to great disappointment, but potentially even to the loss of their faith. But such a naïve and simplistic faith is worth losing, in order for it to be replaced with the robust biblical faith of a true believer.

Sometimes people ask: ‘Why do bad things happen to good people?’ (This is the title of a famous book written by an American rabbi). Continue reading “From Bondage to the Desert – 1.6 The Theology of Glory vs. the Theology of the Cross – 2”