Why ‘God Didn’t Ordain That Tragedy’ Is Terrible News

| May 30, 2016

What does it mean to be sorrowful, yet always rejoicing? Must a father with a cancer diagnosis be glad he may not live to walk his daughter down the aisle? If God controls everything, it means he has ordained even our suffering. Should this doctrine comfort us or infuriate us?

David Platt, John Piper, and Matt Chandler discussed these questions and their experience of being sustained through suffering by the goodness of God. Platt is a TGC Council member and director of the International Mission Board. Chandler is lead pastor of teaching at The Village Church in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and president of Acts 29. Piper is founder and teacher of DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He is also a TGC Council member.

You can stream this episode of The Gospel Coalition Podcast here or view a video version of this conversation.

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