Would God Give Us an Impossible Test to Pass?
By Seth Osborn
How many times have we cried out to God, asking why something has happened? I know I’ve done it plenty. “Why me? What did I do?” Reflecting on it, I always remember that we’re all far from perfect, and that we deserve much worse than whatever comes our way in life. But it’s still puzzling. If our wrongdoings are forgiven through faith and acceptance of Jesus as our savior, then why would we still face punishment for them? Does God just flip a coin every time we sin? Or could it be something more?
If we flip open our Bibles to James 1:2-4, we find this passage: “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” That seems to be…”
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