Posts Tagged ‘suffering’

Reward

Posted: March 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Christianity was never intended to be a morality based on reward. Following Jesus is a process of becoming more and more like Him. Scripture tells us we are to be conformed to the image of His Son which means going through similar trials and tribulations. Jesus didn’t suffer to save us from suffering; He died to save us from death.

Impassibility is a controversial attribute among Christian scholars. What it means is that God does not suffer and those that adhere to this characteristic would say that because of His aseity, the fact that He doesn’t need us, He therefore must not suffer. I sure don’t want to argue with scholars but the questions that come to mind on this for me are about Jesus. Did Christ suffer more than we can imagine? Is Jesus God? Is Christ always God? Answering these questions with yes, yes and yes leads me to believe that God knows suffering and can relate to all that we go through. It seems like an exercise of His sovereignty that He chose to suffer for us.