When Pain is a Problem

“Bad things will happen to you. That is not in doubt. To believe otherwise is to follow a prosperity gospel. The real question is what you do next.”

The American opioid epidemic started because pharmaceutical companies wanted to eliminate pain. Whatever their motives, though we can be sure they were not altruistic, they manufactured situations where if someone told a hospital they were in pain they would be given an opioid painkiller. Pain was a problem to be eliminated.

We can all roll our eyes in exasperation because we know the outcome, but I still think we think getting rid of pain is a good aim. Dear friends, it isn’t possible this side of Jesus’ return, any claim to remove our pain is utopian thinking and inevitably preaching a false gospel.

How do I know it is? Because the real gospel doesn’t promise to remove our pain.  View article →



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