Out of the Whirlwind: Should we Accept Only Good Things from the Hand of God?

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These books provide two different perspectives on God's part in the "problem of suffering," both with the aim of helping Christians deepen their faith. A pastor in St. Paul, Boyd (Satan and the Problem of Evil, etc.) rejects the statement that God brings suffering upon a person to test or teach. Since Christ, the perfect image of God, always relieves suffering and never causes it, the same must be true of God. Therefore, bad things happen owing to Satan, not God. This life is not lived according to God's blueprint, in which every good and evil thing that happens has a divine purpose. According to Boyd, we must instead have a "warfare worldview," in which we see God at war against the spiritual forces that oppose his will. Like Job, we must realize that the very complexity of this cosmic struggle means that we will not always understand why things happen as they do. But we can be assured in the midst of our suffering that "God is against, not behind, all the evil in the world." On the other hand, Tabb, a pastor at First Baptist Church in Knightstown, IN, argues that accepting bad things from the hand of God is the way really to learn about God's grace as a source of strength in the midst of our woes and the only road to spiritual transformation. He also uses the book of Job to make his case. Like Job, we can choose to trust God or reject him. We must decide whether we will go through our suffering with him or by ourselves, but God's purpose is clear: "he weans us from the world in order that he might give us the gift of himself." The two authors are saying similar things in different ways, using the book of Job to demonstrate them. They would agree that God's ultimate purpose is to do us good and that suffering should turn us toward God, not away from him. Boyd's more pastoral and comforting approach would be more effective in strengthening the faith of the grief-stricken or frightened soul. Tabb's deeper and more theological explanation would provide a meaningful answer to the more mature, intellectual believer wrestling with the terribly difficult questions and doubts caused by suffering. Both shed light on the issue, especially when read together. Recommended for public and academic libraries.-C. Robert Nixon, M.L.S., Lafayette, IN Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805427219
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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