Why God Allows His People to Suffer: (According to the Puritans)
"A Christian may develop and cultivate a deeper and more meaningful relationship and fellowship with God, especially in times of suffering."
The Puritans are best known for their works of practical theology’works that express a profound grasp of biblical knowledge, channeled into tangible and helpful application for the believer. Foremost among the subjects of practical divinity is the relationship between human suffering and divine sovereignty.
The American church is always in danger of abandoning a robust biblical theology of suffering, and it would behoove us to consider the voices of the past’of those who not only tasted bitter afflictions, but also those who have so skillfully applied the balm of gospel promise to those who would ...