The impact of suffering on society and the believer
Suffering can have a terrible impact on both individuals and society. When a group of people suffers, this has an impact on the suffering society. For example, South Africans are very helpful to the suffering society during the apartheid. The church played an extremely important role in providing comfort to the suffering masses. The role of religious leaders, such as Desmond Tutu, can not be underestimated.
Effects on Society
Foxe (1989) gives an incredible account of Christians who have suffered at different stages of history. Remarkable examples, such as the persecution of ten, the Goths and vandals, and the persecution of countless people. However, the timeframe is limited to the sixteenth century from the apostolic age. It is worth mentioning that the account of these martyrs is the source of inspiration for Christians in other parts of the world. Paradoxically, "the suffering God wanted" (Rahner 1990, 490). This was the case with Jesus who accepted his sufferings positively and transformed them to the full dedication of God to God. It is not arguable that, despite suffering, Madame Guyon's faith remained unsustainable and committed with the commitment of his Christian life. Nowadays, the real life stage is for comfort to the other persecuted Christians. A chapter of your biography has been properly labeled with God's hand of misery. The text generally calls on Christians to develop a strong faith, hear the word of God and overcome suffering in times of disaster. He really understands suffering as preparation for comforting others. With this in mind, he says, "I have completely convinced you of your goals for the sanctification and sanctification of others" (Guyon 1997, 7).
Joni Eareckson was initially very difficult to overcome bitterness, confusion, violent questions and tears, and learn to trust in God who allowed certain things to happen in his life. His suffering really affected all areas of life. Like any other normal person, he asked, "why … why are you doing this?" (33). After receiving the comfort of God, he was in a position to make sense, "I understood why Paul could be pleased with the suffering, why James could accept the experiments and why did not Peter mislead him in testing his faith?" (226). Toward the end of his emotional classics he mentioned this conclusion:
Circumstances have come into my life with the purpose of nurturing my character and meeting me to reflect Christ as a quality. And there is another goal. Second Corinthians 1: 3-7 explains that we are able to reassure others who face the same trials "(Eareckson 1976, 227).
The spiritual principles that are absorbed are relevant to all Christians who are extremely difficult to accept their living conditions. 19659002] Suffering has a tremendous impact on society as a whole, a specific case in Sierra Leone, a separate weekly edition of the fifty-ninth session in the Human Rights Committee held in Geneva on April 17, 2003 and April 25, 2003, observed that children were the most affected by the recent civil war in Sierra Leone During the war, children used all physical, mental and sexual exploitation, including abduction, sexual exploitation, and separation of families, some children were used for diamond mining for forced labor, rebel groups and allied militias by the government.
Christian leaders are faced with many challenges that the country has had to face since the purpose of the former child soldiers reintegration. Many of these children return to their previous life without education or work. Many people still work in diamond mines. It continues to work on the return of the remaining abandoned children to their place of origin, to improve orphan children's education, shelter and support, and to rehabilitate children forced to commit violent acts and crimes.
abuse of the war. During the war, women of all ages were subjected to widespread abuse, including kidnapping, systematic rape, sexual slavery, and forced pregnancy. Sexual abuse was widespread during the war, and the rebel forces used it as a weapon to terrorize, humiliate, and force the civilian population. The techniques used by the rebels were serious, ranging from torture to compulsive incest. Needless to say, prolonged psychological and physical damage persists as formerly abused women now have to deal with unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and social exclusion. There is a lot of work to be done to provide healthcare and subsidized services to orphaned and abandoned children and their mothers. In addition, these women are culturally humiliated and lost in their experiences, so they are unable to reintegrate into the mainstream society. The status of these women is improved by religious and humanitarian organizations through the provision of increased counseling services and educational and vocational training. Several reports reported that the environment of impunity resulted in ineffective investigations, persecution and punishment of people responsible for gender-based violence and abuses related to war. In the interests of criminal justice, greater measures should be taken to ensure that these criminals are tried and punished accordingly. The Church plays a very important role in restoring the tragedies of the war, especially refugees, women and children.
Nkwoemozie (1998) concludes that many experiences such as suffering, experiments, bitter disappointments, cravings and loss are all part of a Christian life here on earth. They are seen as part of service training. He asks the question "would he be able to understand, crucify, and comfort other people differently?" (70). He claims that a physician can not trust patient life through hard studies and years of practice
Robert Murray McCheyne, the Scottish minister in the nineteenth century, quoted: "There is a great need for all Christians who did not suffer, some flowers should be broken or be wounded before giving any scent "(Blanchard 1986, 315). In other words, it is in the Christian interest to suffer in order to make pleasant odors.
Suffering enables the believer to perceive the presence of God in impossible situations in life. In the Footprints of the Sand, God's response to the Christian, who felt that he had left the period of intense suffering, was that his constant presence in the difficult scenes in his life was strongly manifested. This point is due to Harris's statement
is the only answer that the biblical faith provides for the problem of human suffering, the presence of a person who shares human suffering, who bear the unbearable consequences of initiating the causes from within … The response of the New Testament to Human Interference is not suffering theoretical answer; this is the question of Christian practice and, as such, the basis and paradigm of all Christian ethics "(1986, 134). Paul seems to support the notion that" it is possible to share with each other (Carson, France and Motyer 1994 , 1192), it is painfully true that Christians are "committed to careers or suffering because the members of the body must be in line with the head" (Douglas 1982, 1148) In other words, "the good motive for suffering good injustice is called believers because they follow the example of their Savior who is not mistaken but crucified "(Morris 1990, 316).
Since the true glories of the stars of the sky never seem to expose the earthly lights, "" one of the greatest (the influence of suffering) for Christians is closer to God "(Purkiser 1970, 31). Satisfaction of His Failure 19659002] While there is a lot of evidence to prove that he has written a lot about suffering, the significant weakness of most of the examined material shows that the concept of suffering, as Paul tells at the chosen stage, has not yet been thoroughly discussed He challenged to undertake this study in order to explain or transform intelligently the pale position of suffering, which is, however, dying in the early Church, dying in today's Christianity.
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