Thank you for the dialog I have enjoyed reading through your reasoning.
I don’t disagree with anything you have said. I think you are making an unnecessary comparison. I think God is glorified in our suffering and in our prosperity. The key is how we respond and depend on God through either…
Hey John, check out 1 Peter 4 and 2 Thessalonians 1 for two references. I would argue the entire Bible testifies to this formula. The Gospel itself is through death life begins. The suffering of Jesus brought life and we take up our cross and die everyday.