“The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.”- Jesus Christ, Matthew 11:5
It is important to understand the DIFFERENCE between Pain and Suffering: Pain is the inevitable effect of circumstances both within and outside of my control; Suffering is my reaction to Pain.
“Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” – Karl Marx
The first forty-two years of my life were spent as a Californian and (for the most part) as a Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA). The SDA Movement suffers a negative reputation in the Realm of Christendom…most of it undeserved.
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