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The problem of evil - Part 2
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 17 April 2016
Synopsis: Arminius taught that Calvinist predestination and unconditional election made God the author of evil. But making God the author of evil is not something we have to infer into Calvin’s doctrine......
The problem of evil - Part 1
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 6 March 2016
Synopsis: One of the most common questions people ask Christians is how a good, all-knowing and all-powerful God could allow evil in the world. The problem of evil in the world and why a righteous God.....
The Purpose of Suffering - Part 2
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 2 February 2014
Synopsis: “What is the purpose of suffering?” - God speaks to us through suffering - We learn obedience through suffering (to trust even when we don’t understand) - To prevent spiritual pride - In our.....
The Purpose of Suffering
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 21 August 2010
Synopsis: The Bible gives a good deal of attention to the reality of suffering. It does not regard it as an illusion as some religions and sects do, nor deal with it superficially. CAN SUFFERING BE GOD’S.....