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Advice to Sufferers explained Advice to Sufferers, review Advice to Sufferers, trailer Advice to Sufferers, box office Advice to Sufferers, analysis Advice to Sufferers, Advice to Sufferers 874f This Work By John Bunyan, Author Of Pilgrims Progress , Is An Encourage For Those Christians Who Are Suffering Under Any Means The Church Today Can Learn How To Suffer Well From A Man Who Spent Many Years In Prison For Merely Preaching The Gospel Of Christ Includes A Hyperlinks To Every Chapter From The Table Of Contents And Every Footnote

  • Kindle Edition
  • 116 pages
  • Advice to Sufferers
  • John Bunyan
  • English
  • 04 December 2017

About the Author: John Bunyan

John Bunyan, a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden one mile south east of Bedford , in the Parish of Elstow, England He wrote The Pilgrim s Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory In the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August.

10 thoughts on “Advice to Sufferers

  1. says:

    This was reviewed at AletheiaBaptistMinistries.orgHaving read as much of Bunyan that I could, including The Pilgrim s Progress several times, I have to rate this lesser known treatise at least second to the great classic The editor of the reprinted edition writes, This valuable treatise was first published in a pocket volume in 1684, and has only been reprinted in Whitfield s edition of Bunyan s works, 2 vols Folio, 1767 Bunyan was especially qualified to write on suffering, spending almost thirteen years in jail for preaching the gospel and in constant fear of losing his life either by death or by unending incarceration From that jail on the river Ouse he could see to the south the church where John Gifford the Interpreter had led him to Christ to the east he could see the place in the river where Gifford had baptized him and to the north he could see the small barn like building where his church met, and beyond that his very home where his wife and children waited for his return When he was finally released he continued to pastor the small congregation for the rest of his life Bunyan died after riding to London in inclement weather and developing a bad cold He was buried in Bunhill Fields, the Dissenter s Graveyard, rather than being returned to his home in Bedford.Here are a few excerpts This is the advice that, I thank God, I have taken myself for I find that there is nothing, next to God and his grace by Christ, that can stand one in such stead, as will a good and harmless conscience Why, affliction is better than sin, and if God sends the one to cleanse us from the other, let us thank him, and be also content to pay the messenger I am not so uncharitable, as to think, that persecuting men design this But I verily believe that the devil doth design this, when he stirs them up to so sorry a work This is the case men when they persecute, are for the stuff, but the devil is for the soul, nor will any thing less than that satisfy him That which makes a martyr, is suffering for the word of God after a right manner and that is, when he suffereth, not only for righteousness, but for righteousness sake not only for truth, but of love to truth not only for God s word, but according to it, to wit, in that holy, humble, meek manner as the word of God requireth A man may give his body to be burned for God s truth, and yet be none of God s martyrs He also that suffereth for righteousness sake, doth it also because he would not that sin should cleave to the worship of God and, indeed, this is mostly the cause of the sufferings of the godly They will not have to do with that worship that hath sinful traditions commixed with God s appointments, because they know that God is jealous of his worship In an interesting section Bunyan addresses the question of whether it is ever right to avoid suffering if possible First, having regard to what was said afore about a call to suffer thou mayest do in this even as it is in thy heart If it is in thy heart to fly, fly if it be in thy heart to stand, stand Any thing but a denial of the truth Objection but if I fly, some will blame me what must I do now Answer And so many others if thou standest fly not, therefore, as was said afore, out of a slavish fear stand not, of a bravado Do what thou dost in the fear of God, guiding thyself by his Word and providence and as for this or that man s judgment, refer thy case to the judgment of God.

  2. says:

    This is an in depth study on the 17th century view of persecution It gives you a sense of the spirituality that brought oppressed believers through the fire There is no elongated wrangling over the causes of pain and suffering Rather, it is embraced as normative for the journey The wording is challenging for the modern reader and the arguments are structured according to the lines of reasoning prevalent to that era It requires some work but is worth the effort In our modern era of personal rights, this is a theological corrective that is greatly needed Bunyan s main concern is that the persecuted believer carries the pain without malice towards the oppressors or doubt towards God He she is able to do this knowing that God is both worthy and faithful.

  3. says:

    This was absolutely excellent It is taken from his larger works, but it is Bunyan s exposition of 1 Peter 4 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator Bunyan was a man who knew suffering well, being imprisoned for twelve years, and he gives really helpful advice to any Christian, wether you have already suffered for his name s sake, or for those of us who will go through suffering for the sake of righteousness.

  4. says:

    this book was probably closer to a three and a half because of the writing style but I had never heard of Bunyan s other books well written well thought out good, if not great, information besides the old writing style, it was a winner all around glad I read it and I bought his book on prayer for 99 cents looking forward to reading that.

  5. says:

    Spice of graceGives the answer to so many types of suffering I love the discourse of God not just as King and Father but as Creator The language is a little difficult, but worth the effort.

  6. says:

    Read half way through then it became very repetitive and not understandable

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