Amazon｜Depression and Post-Traumatic Growth
When it comes to the definition of a good person, most people think of boundless forgiveness, obligatory tolerance and charity, but countless people have no idea about the 7 heavenly virtues and 7 deadly sins. The fact is that most people underestimate the sins of pride, prejudice, anger, habitual laziness, apathy and jealousy. It’s something unusual but common that innumerable persons choose a certain religion without much understanding.
Most people perceive their mistake will be forgiven if they confess, which can be deadly wrong. Everything we do has consequences. In Christianity, there are forgivable and “unforgivable sins.” Satan was once God’s favorite angel. As angels make mistakes, hey are punished by God too. No exemption. God is righteous. He executes justice by rewarding the good deeds and condemn the sins.
God knows the motives of our prayers. If we ask anything according to God’s will, God will respond. (John 5: 14, ESV) “You ask and not receive, because you ask with wrong motives” (James 4: 3).
God abhors wickedness. Thus, God’s punishment demonstrates God’s wrath and God’s justice. Much like the leading character Truman Burbank in the film “The Truman Show,” we are living under God’s supervision. God is watching our every move. According to the Bible, God reads our minds and every spoken word will be judged by God. And everything we have done for the lifetime will be recorded in a book and God will evaluate our performance on Judgment Day. The Judgment Day will determine whether us lived a life of righteousness. The Final Judgment is the retribution time. Receive the rewards or pay the debts. Face what you deserve.
According to the Bible, a blessed life is not an easy life without any challenges. As to the occurrence of an unexpected traumatic event, would you identify it a life challenge or life trouble or would you question God’s justice? Countless people feel they are badly rewarded by God. Most people stigmatize their life troubles because they know nothing about “God’s discipline” (Hebrews 12:11). According to the Bible, God only disciplines those He loves. In a sense, we betray God’s love and benevolence if we stigmatize life challenges.
What about the great figures in history? What about the life of Mater Teresia, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, or Albert Einstein? Evidently, God does not tend to make anyone’s life perfect. It’s just some people hide their tears from you.
There are too many temptations. It’s never easy to live a life fully abide by the creeds laid out in the Bible. we might commit sins that we do not even aware of, such as anger, pride, gluttony and apathy. Significantly, pride is recognized as a capital sin in the Bible. Generally, pride and social prejudice go hand in hand. As to those who love to gossip others, be aware of your words.
Without God’s discipline, we might be allured by unduly desires, excessive greed or lust. The positive value of hard times is assured, because we only have the chance to witness unconditional love and God’s miracles in the tough times. And sufferings teach us to be truly humble and compassionate to others’ pain.
In Hebrews 13:5, it says “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have.” Material enjoyment are common temptations. According to the Bible, “The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (1 Timothy 6:10:). That fully explains why the Bible says, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God” (NRSV, Mark 10:23-27). As pointed in the Bible, those who have been “given much, much will be demanded” (Luke 12; 47–48). Keep going the right things and God will still supply your needs and guard your life.
The omniscience of God is assured. God is all-knowing and “God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:14).
Knowing the Word and will of God isn’t enough, we have to act upon the conviction. As we become cynical of the world, we push away from God’s grace. A hardened embittered impenitent heart leads us away from God’s blessing.
“Love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4: 7-8) “Pray for each other” (James 5:16). “Get rid of all bitterness,” including but not limited to anger, and “every form of malice” (Ephesians 4:31-32).
Countless people tend to stigmatize life troubles because they never heard about “God’s discipline” in the Bible (Hebrews 12:11). The Bible makes it clear that God ’s discipline and God’s love are intertwined, which fully explains the strong connection between God’s discipline and post-traumatic growth. As we stigmatize life challenges, we betray God’s love and benevolence. Thus, when our life track differs from our original plan, don’t be scared. For sure, there’s a distinct unequivocal difference between God’s discipline and God’s punishment. As to the occurrence of an unexpected traumatic event, would you take it for granted, or would you question God’s justice? Most people experience the moments of wavering faith. People have doubts in their hearts. With only a smattering of bible understanding, wavering faith is common among Christians, especially in the hard times. This book offers clear-cut answers to people’s questions and doubts about God’s justice, God’s wrath (God’s anger), Final Judgment (Judgment Day, Last Judgment), the images of heaven and God’s promise of eternal life, God’s blessing (peace, safety and health) and God’s discipline. According to the Bible, a blessed life is not an easy life without any life troubles, worries and challenges. What about the great figures in history? What about the life of Mater Teresia, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, or Albert Einstein? Evidently, God does not tend to make anyone’s life perfect. It’s just some people hide their tears from you. Going through the hard times gives us the chance to witness unconditional love and sufferings teach us to be truly humble and compassionate to others’ pain. When it comes to the definition of a good person, most people think of boundless forgiveness, obligatory tolerance and charity, but countless people have no idea about the 7 heavenly virtues and 7 deadly sins. The fact is that most people underestimate the sins of pride, prejudice, anger, habitual laziness, apathy and jealousy. God knows the motives of our prayers. I always believe that everyone is having the life as the leading character Truman Burbank in the film “The Truman Show.” Because we are living under the camera of God. There’s a famous Chinese saying: God is watching our every move, which means our daily lives are under the supervision of God. According to the Bible, God reads our minds and every spoken word will be judged by God.
- Paperback: 306 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (November 21, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1710154446
- ISBN-13: 978-1710154443
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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