Monday, February 1, 2010

God and Cancer

The AP has picked up on Matt Chandler's story. Chandler is the well known pastor of Village Church in Dallas. His recent diagnosis with brain cancer has given him a platform to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus and the sovereign goodness of God in all things.
His theology teaches that all men are wicked, that human beings have offended a loving and sovereign God, and that God saves through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection — not because people do good deeds. In short, Chandler is a Calvinist, holding to a belief system growing more popular with young evangelicals…

Chandler says learning he had brain cancer was “kind of like getting punched in the gut. You take the shot, you try not to vomit, then you get back to doing what you do, believing what you believe.

“We never felt — still have not felt — betrayed by the Lord or abandoned by the Lord. I can honestly say, we haven’t asked the question, ‘Why?’ or wondered, ‘Why me, why not somebody else?’ We just haven’t gotten to that place. I’m not saying we won’t get there. I’m just saying it hasn’t happened yet.”

Check it out HERE.

1 comment:

Mainline Mom said...

Thanks for posting, so very glad to see Matt given this platform. He is just so incredible, and I am so sad for their family but grateful that he can demonstrate the difference in application that Calvinist doctrine makes. I'm sure some would argue that it's not a "Calvinist" thing...but I feel strongly that a firmer grasp of God's sovereignty changes people.