Holy Suffering – Romans 5:1-5


One of the reasons why it’s important for us to learn how to read the bible is so that we don’t miss the bigger picture. And Romans 5:1-5 is a perfect example of that. In this week’s passage, it talks about suffering gladly, and too often, it is taken quite literally. Listen on to hear what we think about this week’s passage and how we feel about holy suffering.

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Highlights for today’s episode:

  • Importance of understanding scriptures in their context
  • That it’s important to learn how to read the Bible properly. More of that here
  • The context behind Romans 5:1-5
  • How this passage relates to LGBTQ Christians’ experiences with unsupportive churches

Announcement: This will be the last episode to air on a Tuesday as we will be publishing our podcast episodes on Sundays starting June 23.

Romans 5:1-5

By faith we have been made acceptable to God. And now, because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we live at peace with God. Christ has also introduced us to God’s undeserved kindness on which we take our stand. So we are happy, as we look forward to sharing in the glory of God. But that’s not all! We gladly suffer, because we know that suffering helps us to endure. And endurance builds character, which gives us a hope that will never disappoint us. All of this happens because God has given us the Holy Spirit, who fills our hearts with his love.

Photo by Larm Rmah

This article was published by Brian & Shay, Queer Theology