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By Brian H. Cosby

John Flavel wrote generally with regards to human anguish and the way it pertains to divine sovereignty. He himself skilled nice ache during the deaths of 3 other halves and a son and continuous persecution from country officers. simply because a lot of his writings deal without delay with the topic of pain and thanks to his personal adventure with it, Flavel is an important source for knowing a Puritan theology of human pain and divine sovereignty.

In this e-book, Brian H. Cosby examines Flavel’s teachings on pain and the way that theology translated into functional software for discomfort believers. severe attention is given to matters with regards to the beginning and nature of soreness, the way it pertains to divine sovereignty, God’s objective for it, how humans have been inspired to answer it, and the advantages of convenience and comfort such understandings produce in believers. Cosby ably gathers those parts jointly which will current a Puritan theology of ache drawn from Flavel’s writings.

Table of Contents:
Toward a Puritan Theology of Suffering
Origin and Nature of Suffering
Divine Sovereignty and Human Suffering
God’s reasons in Ordaining Suffering
The correct reaction to Suffering
Assurance of Salvation
The Cessation of Suffering

Brian H. Cosby is pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on sign Mountain, Tennessee and adjunct professor of church heritage at Metro Atlanta Seminary. he's the writer of a number of books and often contributes to varied journals and magazines.

“It is my nice pleasure and privilege for you to commend this publication and its writer to a much wider public. i've got identified Brian for a few years as a scholar and as a pastor, and it's mostly because of him that i've got come to understand John Flavel too. My prayer is this advent to his paintings should be used to convey many to the same wisdom and knowing of 1 of the good males of our church and that these known as to pastor at the present time will study from his instance and be inspired by way of one that suffered the lack of all issues in order that Christ could reign in beauty within the hearts and minds of the folk dedicated to his care. while you're a toddler of God, may well He do a piece in you as nice because the one He did in John Flavel, and will you pass in your means rejoicing, figuring out that during examining those pages, you've been with Jesus.” — Gerald Bray, examine Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity tuition, Samford college (from the foreword)

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