SUFFERING AND SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD ACCORDING TO JOHN PIPER AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR THE CHURCH TODAY

Authors

  • Tigist Woyesa Africa International University (NEGST)
  • Prof. James Nkansah-Obrempong Africa International University
  • Dr. John W Dilworth Africa International University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47672/ejpcr.784

Keywords:

Suffering, Sovereignty, prosperity, African

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the theology of suffering from a biblical perspective by using literature review as methodology.

Methodology: One of the foundational evangelical presuppositions for theological research is that Scripture is divinely authored and is therefore without error, and authoritative for our faith and practice.

Findings: The study found that suffering is biblical and should be expected by all Christians as they are not exempted from it, unlike prosperity teaching. Suffering has the purpose of refining and maturing our faith. Further, it is to display the greatness of the glory of the grace of God.   

Unique Contribution to theory and practice: Therefore, it is recommended for Christians to depend on God at all seasons by asking for wisdom and grace from him. So in this paper, the relationship between suffering and the sovereignty of God and its implication to the church will be discussed with a particular focus on John Piper's work

Author Biographies

Prof. James Nkansah-Obrempong , Africa International University

Supervisor

Dr. John W Dilworth, Africa International University

Supervisor

References

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Foxe, John. Fox’s Book of Martyrs. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.

Tripp, Paul David. Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense. Wheaton: Crossway, 2018.

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“Polycarp | Christian History | Christianity Today.” https://www.christianitytoday.com/history/people/martyrs/polycarp.html.

“Suffering and the Sovereignty of God - Kindle Edition by Piper, John, Taylor, Justin, “Surprised by Suffering: The Role of Pain and Death in the Christian Life: Sproul, R. C., Sarris, George

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Published

2021-08-26

How to Cite

Woyesa, T. ., Obrempong , . J. ., & Dilworth, . J. . (2021). SUFFERING AND SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD ACCORDING TO JOHN PIPER AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR THE CHURCH TODAY. European Journal of Philosophy, Culture and Religion, 5(1), 31 - 37. https://doi.org/10.47672/ejpcr.784

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