The Lutheran Witness

Why do we suffer trials?

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  1. I read something today, by a secular writer of the New York Times…which does not speak bold truth either…but Mr. Brooks said a provocative truth when he said that the Bible wants to change us. A bold truth in that. With the mounting tensions of North Korea, like many Americans my understanding of physics in limited, and also limited is the understanding of the awful lethality or killing and wounding capacity of nuclear weapons. My son, a former nuclear submarine officer never disclosed the lethal capacity of nuclear weapons, but having a doctoral advisor who set up the first Polaris missiles system, and visiting Heroshima back in 2001, and reading the literature…I very strongly endorse what President Matthew C. Harrison has written about trials and tribulations. With a recent automobile accident in which my very life was rescued from death, by Jesus Christ… I find that my attitude about pain, trials, and suffering of necessity must be profoundly rooted in the life, suffering, crucifixion, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dear reader, what other options are there that hold water…nothing else…inspite of what the pseudo religionists and scholars may say and other commentators on our passing scene. Dr. Albert E. Jabs, Lexington, S.C.

  2. Avatar Jeffrey Reseburg says:

    The close to Paul’s powerful prayer for the Ephesians and us, can reiterate that trials are not just about our individual selves but also to publicly glorify God who strengthens us to endure them.

    Ephesians 3:20-21English Standard Version (ESV)

    20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

  3. Avatar Bill Switzer says:

    Amen ! just Amen !