[KINDLE] Surprised by Suffering Author R.C. Sproul

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  • R.C. Sproul
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  • 24 May 2019
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Surprised by Suffering Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary Suffering often seems to catch us by surprise One day we are healthy comfortable and happy The next we find ourselves ill or injured struggling and distraught The pain that invades our lives may come from our own suffering or that of a loved one But no matter the source we didn't see it coming All too often our perplexity prompts us to suspect God of wrongdoing In this classic book republished in a revised and expanded edition Dr R C Sproul argues that we should not be. Surprised by Suffering was a great read I found myself saying so true a lot while reading I appreciated how even when the topic wasn t easy Sproul still spoke the truth Definitely recommend

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Surprised by Suffering Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Or those who minister to the suffering counsel that helps believers stand in times of trial with faith in a God who is both loving and good Chapters Suffering Perplexity and Despair Walking the Via Dolorosa A Case Study in Suffering Purpose in Suffering The Final Calling Dying in Faith Speculations on Life after Death Jesus and the Afterlife To Die Is Gain A Vision of Things to Come Conclusion Resources Appendix uestions and Answers Index of Scripture Index of Subjects and Nam. First sentence Christians are those who have faith in Christ We all aspire to possess a faith that is strong and enduring The reality however is that faith is not a constant thing Our faith wavers between moments of supreme exultation and trying times that push us to the rim of despair Doubt flashes danger lights at us and threatens our peace Rare is the saint who has a tranuil spirit in all seasons Suffering is one of the most significant challenges to any believer s faith When pain grief persecution or other forms of suffering strike we find ourselves caught off guard confused and full of uestions Suffering can strain faith to the limitsPremiseplot RC Sproul argues that Christians should not be surprised by suffering pain suffering sorrow death in this life Instead we should expect it For not only is it following the path of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ It is a sign that we listened to his message his words The Word never promised a comfortable easy life for his followers his disciples He never once hinted that his followers would be healthy or wealthy He never once assured any believers that they d be happy happy as the world defines happy If preachers are adding or subtracting to or from the Word of God to promise their listeners their congregations health wealth and prosperity they are essentially false teachers Roughly half of the book focuses on pain and suffering The other half focuses on dying death and the afterlife Sproul addresses the issue of heaven and hell and how you can know where you ll spend eternity Table of contents Suffering Perplexity and DespairWalking the Via DolorosaA Case Study in SufferingPurpose in SufferingThe Final CallingDying in FaithSpeculations on Life After DeathJesus and the AfterlifeTo Die Is GainA Vision of Things to ComeConclusionMy thoughts I really LOVED this one The older I get the I embrace books on the subject of pain and sufferingespecially well written ones that treasure the doctrine of God s Sovereignty Nothing is frustrating that coming across a book on pain and suffering and hearing that it is all your fault for not having enough faith That there is power in your words have faith in the power of your words have faith in the power of your faith Or even so gross an error that if Christians had enough faith they would not die This book is first and foremost biblical It does not promise readers anything outside what the Scripture promises It is not thinking what do people want to hear what do people want to believe instead it is thinking what does the Word of God actually SAY And of course while false teachers also lean against the Word of God saying the Bible says the key is always always always in the CONTEXT As my mom s grandma used to say You can prove absolutely ANYTHING with enough dot dot dots Sproul never uses dot dot dots to make his points

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Surprised by Suffering Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Surprised by suffering; instead we should expect pain and sorrow in this life Some are actually called to a vocation of suffering and all of us are called to undergo the ultimate suffering of death God promises in His Word that difficult times will come upon us but He also promises that He allows suffering for our good and His glory and He will never give us than we can bear with His help Dr Sproul offers solid biblical counsel and comfort for those undergoing suffering and f. Is suffering a vocation a calling from God Is death a vocation What is the purpose of our sufferingFirst published in 1988 Surprised by Suffering is a resource every Christian should read sometime in their lives In this revised and expanded release a new chapter on Sovereignty adds much to the original versionHaving some friends experiencing a great deal of suffering I read this book in attempt to find some wisdom to share with them R C Sproul does not disappoint His teaching in this book is very straight forward and addressing the issue of suffering in the life of a Christian exceptionally wellIf you know anything of R C Sproul you will know that he does not teach a pie in the sky view of Christianity What were my favorite parts and what new insights did I gain from reading thisHe first addresses Karl Marx comment that religion is the opiate of the masses with this comment There is no scandal in the mercy of God to the afflicted I just loved thatAnd to the positive thinking preacher and their teaching he says The zealous person who promises us a life free from suffering has found his message from a source other than Scripture But what I was looking for in this book I found in this statement It is when we view our suffering as meaningless without purpose that we are tempted to despair The knowledge that suffering has a purpose is the focus of the entire bookThe A section at the end of the book was also interesting I thoroughly enjoyed this book I recommend it highlyReviewed by Keiki HendrixReviewed for The Vessel Projectwwwvesselprojectcom