God is sovereign over sin and suffering---right? Then how do we explain the monstrous deeds of terrorists, murderers, and abusers? Horrific natural disasters and tragedies? Sudden illnesses and accidents? God hasn't yet answered all our questions about suffering . . . but Scripture does reveal truths that Piper divulges in this joy-infused teaching. If your faith's flagging from "headline-itis," revive it! Unabridged
John Piper delivers powerful biblical reassurances to bolster readers’ trust in the sovereignty of God and the supremacy of Christ when evil and tragedy come. If God governs the sinful acts of men, then does the devastation caused by those terrorists, dictators, murderers, cheats, and abusers discredit Jesus’ words: All authority in heaven and earth belongs to me”? When heart-rending news comes of the latest accident, illness, or natural disaster, can we really believe that in Jesus, all things hold together”? Though God has not answered all of our questions about sin and suffering, there are things he wants us to know, things he declares in his Wordsuch as what’s at stake in the spectacular” sins of others and the horrible tragedies of this life; their global purpose, both historically and today; and what these events say to us personally. As John Piper works through these biblical truths, this book will bolster readers' trust in the utter sovereignty of God such that they'll be less timid in their witness and less afraid of whatever may come. It is also a joy-infused declaration that because everything occurs through Christ and for Christ and his glory, they are forever secure in him.
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