The proper response to this danger of false teaching is to grow up into maturity in Christ. Like Jesus, Peter warns that false teachers will be known by their fruit. The sensual lives they lead show they do not really take the teachings of Jesus to heart. The best way, then, to avoid the dangers of false teaching, is to grow in an experiential knowledge of Jesus. When we increase in godliness, blamelessness, and steadfastness, we demonstrate by the fruit of our lives that we belong to Christ.Read More
This couple, who suffered at the hands of fellow church members in Ethiopia, offer a model of steadfast trust and devotion amidst extreme persecution.Read More
Rebekah Howe tells how a mysterious disease has given her a ministry, gratitude, hope, and an eternal perspective.Read More
Seminary professor Nate Hoff tells his story of suffering through mental health issues and multiple other family crises.Read More
As hard as the physical and emotional pains of cancer were, they’re nothing compared to what Eliza found in Christ.Read More
“Having hope in the midst of suffering changes everything in your heart and your perception.”Read More
“Shaped by Suffering” coauthor Jenny Abel tells her story of infertility, and how it shaped an eternal view of God’s plan for her life and family.Read More
Coauthor Jenny Abel interviews Ken Boa about their book Shaped by Suffering: How Temporary Hardships Prepare Us for Our Eternal Homes, released from InterVarsity Press February 4, 2020.
Jenny Abel (JA): If you had to distill the thesis of Shaped by Suffering down to one sentence, what would it be?
Ken Boa (KB): The essence of this book is that, in the crucible of suffering,Read More
Death comes for us all. But the Christian perspective gives us hope despite this. After all, this world is not our home.Read More
We are in a soul-forming world that often shapes us through suffering. But the joy that pain will produce is boundless.Read More