Why Beth Chapman Called Her Cancer the "Ultimate Test of Faith"

UPDATE: Beth Chapman died at age 51 on June 26, 2019.

Cancer was the second-largest killer in the world in 2018 and continues to be a major problem that we face. When someone is diagnosed with cancer, it can feel like the world is crashing down around them, in some cases, it’s almost like a death sentence. Most people wonder, 'why me?' Not Beth Chapman, though.

World-renowned bounty hunter, Duane "Dog" Chapman, and his wife, Beth, have been adored by fans since their TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter began in 2004 and ended in 2012. The show followed Dog, Beth, and their team (known as the "dirty dozen") as they hunted wanted felons across their base state of Hawaii to their home state Colorado.

Beth was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in September 2017. After entering a short period of remission, the cancer resurged in 2018, and now Beth has opted to forgo chemotherapy. In her first appearance since the new diagnosis at Source Church in Bradenton, Florida, Beth Chapman has called her cancer an "ultimate test of faith" and that it is evidence "of things hoped for and it is the substance of things not known." But what exactly does that mean? And why does she consider it a "test of faith"?

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