Reflexion, A Spiritual Community

Ephesians 5:17-21, Does the Bible say we must give thanks to God for bad things?

November 24, 2019 Season 6 Episode 3
Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
Ephesians 5:17-21, Does the Bible say we must give thanks to God for bad things?
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Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
Ephesians 5:17-21, Does the Bible say we must give thanks to God for bad things?
Nov 24, 2019 Season 6 Episode 3
Chuck Smith, Jr
Does the Bible say we must give thanks to God for bad things?
Show Notes


There are Christians whose interpretation of this is rigidly literal
– they will tell parents who have lost a child,
• even if it feels wrong or is difficult to do, they must give thanks
• “It’s what the Bible says, so that’s what you must do”
– since this is their belief,
• they have to somehow justify this practice
◦ the authoritarians might say, “God moves in mysterious ways”
◦ the rationalists might say, “Giving thanks changes your perspective”

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