Suffering With The People of God

The ordinary state and condition of God’s church and people in this world is to be in affliction. Hence Paul says that “we must come to heaven through manifold afflictions” (Acts 14:22). The Lord knows what is best for His servants and children. And therefore He has set down this for a ground that “all that will live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution” (2 Tim. 3:12).… Read More Suffering With The People of God

Divine Forbearance in Punishing the Wicked

Jehovah-Jireh A Treatise on Providence by William S. Plumer Some explanation of the delays of providence in punishing the wicked. How divine forbearance should be regarded, and how it may be abused. The Almighty does not settle his accounts with creatures every thirty days. He is long-suffering. He is patient under affronts. He forbears to… Read More Divine Forbearance in Punishing the Wicked

Catastrophe, Judgment, and Christ’s Two Kingdoms

“Nothing doth usually so bring men’s sinnes to mind and memory as judgments” (William Gouge, God’s Three Arrows, p. 6). Whenever there is a tragic event such as a natural disaster, terrorist attack, disease outbreak, etc. discussions arise about God’s involvement. Some Christians have a hard time believing that God would allow something so cruel even… Read More Catastrophe, Judgment, and Christ’s Two Kingdoms