Contrasting Two Kinds of Suffering

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It is also a subsidiary post of Suffering.

There are two kinds of suffering: 1) that which comes as the results of our sins, 2) that which comes as a result of our doing right (this is the kind of suffering Christ encountered).

Persecution for our faith in Christ is an example of righteous suffering.

1 Peter 2:19 – “For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.”
1 Peter 2:20 – “For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.”
1 Peter 2:21 – “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,”

1 Peter 4:15  –  “Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;
1 Peter 4:16  –  “but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.”

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