Are the Bad Things That Happen In This Life A Part of God’s Will?

Episode 538 Show Notes 

From the Show

The story of redemption, the story of Scripture is the story of being called out of slavery. So, to use the Bible to justify slavery or that it’s okay for me to objectify another person on the basis of their race or something like that is to twist the Scriptures to your own destruction. And that’s absolutely horrible.

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. We’re struggling to decide whether we should go to a church where we don’t feel as comfortable or to one that we can agree with theologically. Do you have any advice?

2. If God exists, does that mean we have to assume everything that happens is what he wants to happen?

3. How do you understand Revelation 18:11–13? I have seen this section of Scripture floating around and people saying that it teaches that the Bible is against slavery because it associates the end of slavery with the fall of Babylon. Does this passage condemn slavery? And if it does how do you make sense of the bible allowing for slavery in the Old Testament?

4. What does Hebrews 12:22 mean? Did that church have a vision of heaven or something?

Resources

A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering by Michael Horton

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