Rick Harrington, pastor of First Baptist Church of Haverhill, moderates this discussion on the Problem of Suffering with panelists Brian Bethke, pastor of Middleton Congregational Church, Dave Hammer, pastor of Danville Baptist Church and Michael John, pastor of Market Street Baptist Church. The Problem of Evil / Suffering PART 1: The Biblical Perspective “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” – James 1:2-3 “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” – Romans 5:3-5 - What overall are these verses saying about suffering? How is
The lamp-posts are poetical...the lamp-post really has the whole poetry of man, for no other creature can lift a flame so high and guard it so well. --G K Chesterton, London Times July 24, 1909.