Suffering Reveals Our Character

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 2.46.56 PMStephen Charnock:

The church never was so like to heaven, as when it was most persecuted by hell: the storms often cleansed it and the lance often made it more healthful. Job’s integrity had not been so clear, nor his patience so illustrious, had not the devil been permitted to afflict him.

Stephen Charnock, The Existence and Attributes of God, 549.

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