Why Children Also Suffer

Biblegateway’s  Tough Questions with RC Sproul Newsletter sent this question to my mail today: “Why would a loving and holy God allow a child to suffer through a serious illness such as cancer?”

Sproul answers:

We usually associate the love of God with the benefits we receive from him and the blessings that come from his kind and merciful hand. Because his love usually manifests itself in good things that happen to us, we sometimes fall back in shock and consternation when we see a child struck by disease or some other trauma.

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The Fundamental Problem With Preaching

John Piper on Luke 13:1-5:

Some people came to Jesus and told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Jesus responded in shockingly unsentimental words: “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” In other words, Jesus says, “Are you amazed that few Galileans were killed by Pilate? What you ought to be amazed at is that all of you haven’t been killed, and that you will be someday if you don’t repent.”

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