End of Suffering – How can the Bible help

Wherever we live in the world we are facing increasing problems in daily life. Due to the environment, financial problems and those caused by conflict to name just a few.

So how can the bible help us now, and in the future?

Although written many years ago the bible offers practical help in all sorts of areas – how to find true friends, how to find family happiness. By applying its principles in daily life millions of people are living happier and purposeful lives.

But the bible also answers the big questions – will evil and suffering ever end? Does God really Care about me? and, how can I get to know God?

All of these things are covered in our online bible study course, the publication – “Enjoy Life Forever” supported with online video, audio and articles.

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The comfort we find in the Bible assures all those searching for God that in the near future Psalm 37: 10  Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more;+ You will look at where they were, And they will not be there.+11  But the meek will possess the earth,+ And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.+

The End of Suffering – End of Warfare

Since 1914 the modern world has been affected by warfare globally. Every continent, region and social group has been affected. Even those who do not live in war torn lands are affected by the conflicts.

We see the number of refugees displaced by the conflicts, the ravages of war through the Television and Internet reporting, we see the shortage of vital commodities that lead to food shortages and rising prices.

However, whatever the reason for the conflict and in whatever cause is promoted God does not approve of war. We know because Jesus, the son of god, gave his disciples – later labelled Christians – a new commandment at John 13: 34 “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also love one another.35 By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.”

Love is the identifying evidence of a Christian, the absence of conflict isn’t enough but it indicates the determination to follow that command. War is brutal, carnal and fails to achieve its aim if the combatants are saying they do this in God’s name.

Jesus disciples recognised the importance of Isaiah 2: 2-4 they do not learn war anymore.

So what did Jesus say these wars are a sign of for his disciples Matthew 24: 7 “the last days”. How did he know? Simply explained he is the one who will end all warfare when the kingdom of God is a reality here on the earth. We have prayed for it in the Lords Prayer. Promoting the law of love brings peace now, and create the fertile ground to attract those lovers of peace.

Find out more with the online Interactive Bible Study Course for more on this topic read What is Gods Kingdom?

The Bible Gives Real Hope

We all hope for many things. Often, this involves hopes for the future, hope that everyday things will improve. But are our hopes realistic? Is there any real basis for them?

The Bibles promises of hope is different. First they come from our creator, the one who gave us life. The bible also explains why things are what they are and shows what the things are what they are, and shows what the solution will be. To believe it’s promises and to hope in them we first have to build our trust in the one who made them. This establishes the evidence to show that they have a real basis, we have to as Acts 17: 11” Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thes·sa·lo·niʹca, for they accepted the word with the greatest eagerness of mind, carefully examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.” The focus is Carefully examine the scriptures daily. We need to complete our own research and establish the truth for ourselves.

As we do so we will be able to put trust and believe in the hope the Bible offers us.

Among these are:

An end to “suffering, illness and death”

  • Isaiah 25: 8 He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it.
  • Isaiah 33: 24 And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error.

An End to War and the trauma caused by war

  • Psalm 46: 9 He is bringing an end to wars throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the military wagons with fire.
  • Psalm 37: 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
  • Psalms 37: 28, 29 For Jehovah loves justice, And he will not abandon his loyal ones. ע [Ayin] They will always be guarded; But the descendants of the wicked will be done away with. ע [Ayin] 29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

These are just a few bible promises we can hope for with certainty of their fulfilment. To find out much more and see how the Hope the Bible gives can help everyone of us in our lives today, tomorrow and forever.

For more information please follow the link to JW.org and learn more about how we can Enjoy Life Forever Chapter 2 The Bible Gives Hope for the Future.

End of Suffering – the end to hatred

All over the earth, great trouble is caused by HATRED!.

We can be taught to hate others of different, races, skin tones, ethnicity, country, religion, political or social group, the list of differences that can be used as excuses for hatred seems to be unlimited.

The Cause of Hatred

The Bible identifies three major causes of hatred:

  • Satan the Devil. His corrupt, hate-fuelled world run by corrupt politicians and religious leaders exploits the reasons for hatred, whilst using inclusivity as a tool.
  • Our inherited weaknesses originated with our common ancestor Adam the father of those living. He began by willfully disobeying God, promoting his own selfish desire, this led to his son Abel being the first victim of envy and hatred when his brother Cain took his life.
  • Intolerance, our world fuels hatred by promoting specific personal “rights”, “freedoms” and inclusive practices. This attitude is harmful, promoting extreme behaviour, bullying, insulting speech and victimisation. Why? 1 John 5: 19 “but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.” Identified as Satan the Devil, humans have allowed society to be driven by his corruption and hatred.

The Bible tells us the answer

It not only helps us to eliminate hatred from our lives now, but shows how in the near future hatred will be eliminated forever.

God’s Kingdom Government ruled by Jesus establishes a righteous government, focused on justice, love, peace and kindness.

The cause of Hatred has been removed and replaced with God’s righteous standards. The impact is confirmed in Psalm 72: 7 “In his days the righteous will flourish, And peace will abound until the moon is no more.” all of us will live in ideal conditions, all will show genuine love for neighbours and will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace (Psalms 37: 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.)

For more information on how to deal and cope with hatred now and information on what is in store for us in the future please read Breaking the Cycle of Fear

The Bible gives us real hope and the promise of a life that is free from suffering and those who it. Research the Bible and join the millions studying the Bible using the course “Enjoy Life Forever”

The End of Suffering- Will War Ever End?

Unlike the past, when warfare was often remote and removed from us, we now see it and its consequences in our daily lives through all forms of media.

We see clearly the pain, suffering and bewilderment caused by warfare.

What are the causes of War?

The Bible identifies two basic causes:

  • Human Governments – Ecclesiastes 8: 9 “All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm.”
  • The influence of Satan the Devil – 1 John 5: 19 “We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.”

The culmination of these two key causes has been described as “the last days”, “end times” where the very existence of the human family is threatened. As Paul wrote to Timothy people are not open to agreement 2 Timothy 3: 3 “having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness” Nero fiddled as Rome burned and it was everyone else’s fault, millions die because human governments set priorities that place little value on individual lives.

So what is the answer?

Only God’s Kingdom can provide the answer. A Global Government, removing national borders, political, social and economic divisions. How will this be achieved?

The Bible promises:

Psalm 72: 14 From oppression and from violence he will rescue them, And their blood will be precious in his eyes.

Psalm 72: 12 For he will rescue the poor who cry for help, Also the lowly one and whoever has no helper.

Psalm 72: 16 There will be an abundance of grain on the earth; On the top of the mountains it will overflow. His fruit will flourish as in Lebʹa·non, And in the cities people will blossom like the vegetation of the earth.

Psalm 72 is just one example of the many Kingdom promises that we are set to see in our lifetime.

The key to understanding these Kingdom Promises remains the same John 17: 3 This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

Find out why we know that God isn’t imposing his rulership through the Kingdom, understand that all other governments are illegitimate, established on a false premise. It is a bit like when a visitor enters your home and then pushes you out or tells everyone your rules no longer apply.

Notice the words of Romans 13: 1 Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God.

As guests in his home who abuse the trust, they enjoy Humans are going to be called to account. But we remember the key words of Jesus Christ the Son of God at Matthew 6: 33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness,” and our own prayer (we often repeat the model prayer and the key sentiment is found at Matthew 6: 9 “You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified.10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.

As we pray for that kingdom we acknowledge God’s right to rule and our desire to follow his King. So explore the Bible, study its prophetic words and build your faith in our God and Creator – the reward you can live with the hope of “Enjoying Life Forever”. For assistance in understanding the bible’s promises visit JW.org (available in 1,054 languages)

An End to All Suffering – Just Why Is Peace so Elusive?

All over the World we see the rise of suffering, affecting everyone in one way or another. This is often brought about by Government Leaders with “Good Intentions” and others who express Imperial dreams. They believe that this will result in freedom and peace because things are done their way, they will save their people who are oppressed.

The real impact is warfare and shortages that escalate the suffering, that lead to massive numbers of those losing their lives and those remaining survive is extreme conditions.

So why do all of these “good intentions” always fail, and why can’t humanity establish “true peace”?

Look to God’s Answer

The Bible gives us many reasons for this sad state of affairs, note the words at Jeremiah 10: 23 “I well know, O Jehovah, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.”

We were not designed or intended to rule over another person, Jehovah God gave neither the need nor the right.

Acts 10: 34 “At this Peter began to speak, and he said: “Now I truly understand that God is not partial,35 but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.36 He sent out the word to the sons of Israel to declare to them the good news of peace through Jesus Christ—this one is Lord of all.” He created us Equal!

These Human leaders with the best motives of improving the lives of the people they lead “pass on” and their plans come to an end. So what they start they are unlikely to finish, others will replace them.

In 2 Timothy 3: 1 “But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here.2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal,3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness,4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God,5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away”.

Note the key points:

  • Critical times hard to deal with
  • Fierce, headstrong, puffed up with pride
  • without love of Goodness
  • not open to agreement

All of these indicate that we are living the time that Jesus described as the “last days” or “End Times”. Not of humanity but of Human rulership.

The only solution and hope for lasting peace on earth identified in God’s Word as God’s Kingdom that removes all human governments who oppose his rulership. It will bring peace to the earth, it will eliminate all human suffering and those living there will Psalm 37: 10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.

We all need to find out more about God’s Kingdom and recognise it offers the only real solution – it meets our desire never to die – so find out more, study the Bible in depth and find out how each of us can Enjoy Life Forever if you want to know more please comment below or follow the links in our post.

What is happening in Ukraine and the fear of Government Leaders does mean ordinary people die because no one knows what any response will generate. Remember at the time God’s King intervenes we know that there will be no one doing any harm or causing any suffering because we have a righteous ruler in Jesus Christ.

We continue to pray “Let your Kingdom Come, Let you will be done”

End of Suffering – When disaster Strikes

Today we live in a world filled with disaster. Some are natural, for example, earthquakes, extreme weather and pandemic. Some are personal, the death of a loved one or failing personal health and still others due to the world we live in.

Whatever the cause they can leave us in denial, with feelings of hopelessness and the belief that life is no longer worth living. They cause dispair.

The Bible

God’s inspired word shows us that however, we feel there is always good grounds for hope. Look at the words of Jeremiah 29: 11 “‘For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.12 And you will call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.’

A future, peace and hope are assured through God’s Kingdom – we have all prayed for it in the Lords Prayer “Let your Kingdom come!” – these are the promises

Isaiah 65: 19 “And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people; No more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or a cry of distress.”

Psalm 37: 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. and verse 29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

Revelation 11: 18 …and the appointed time came for the dead to be judged and to reward your slaves the prophets and the holy ones and those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.

Revelation 21: 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them.4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

Isaiah 65: 17 For look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be called to mind, Nor will they come up into the heart.

Find out the truth about an end to suffering

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