John MacArthur always seems to write challenging books. Though I’m more of a Baptist than he, I appreciate MacArthur’s conservative stance on worldliness and related issues, charismatic issues, moral issues, and his love of Scripture. This book, written in 1995, is basically a study of several passages of Scripture having to do with suffering in the Christian life. He writes, “We tend to forget even the basic fact that all people live in a fallen world–we are sinful creatures living in a corrupt, sin-cursed society. Believers should not be suprised, perplexed, or resentful when they encounter difficulties throughout this life.” MacArthur also gives many helps on how a believer should view suffering, walk through it, and give praise to God for His faithfulness within trials.
- The Local Church of Revelation — All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall [...]
- Cross, Creation and also Prophecy — There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would [...]
- Anointing With Oil — Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, [...]
- There is One God — For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5) This is such an age of conformity, unanimity, and ecumenical oneness that we can hardly speak of God except in all-inclusive terms. If one were to express that he believes his God to be the only real [...]
- In The Law of Christ — When Paul wrote that if we walked in the Spirit we would not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Gal. 5:16) and that if we bore one another’s burdens we would fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. 6:2), he was lifting us to higher ground than we commonly know. To the Romans he wrote, “for [...]