Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Do you ever wonder if you're being punished by God when you're going through a tough time? Some people blow off the idea that God uses sicknesses and toil to punish us as "Christian Karma," others say those things are a byproduct of living in a fallen world, still others say that God straight out sends us those things to refine our character.
In our forum, mom4him addresses God's disciplinary methods in the thread, Punished By God? :
I visited a new church today. During the sermon on the Lord's Supper (I Corinthians 11:17-34), the preacher said that God would make us sick to discipline us. He said he didn't think illness was always a punishment from God, but that He does use it to discipline us. Do you think God uses illness to punish us? Or do you think He punishes us at all? If so, how?
Do you agree with the preacher? How would you answer mom4him?