The sixth parable of 'The Pearl of Great Price' covers the period from approximately 1700 - 1900 AD or the 'Missionary Church' including Wesley, Whitefield & the Methodists.
The second half of this ministry looks at the problem of pain and why God allows suffering. Suffering for the Christian is not probable, but inevitable. “For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him...” (Phil 1:29-30).
C.S. Lewis wrote: “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”