Category Archives: Problem of evil

Do you think they are worse sinners?

Do people encounter a fates in this life (whether good or bad) based on actions in a former life? How should we read the outcomes when people are senselessly murdered or seemingly victims of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Continue reading

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Does God control everything?

Does God have a plan that will conquer what feels like the chaos of human history? If God has control over everything, is he not a cosmic puppeteer pulling our strings when he wants us to dance? Continue reading

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Two highly recommended books

1. The Contemporary Christian: Applying God’s Word to Today’s World, by John R. W. Stott I enjoyed every page of this book. I have returned to it a number of times and believe that it continues to speak with refreshing insight. I wish every … Continue reading

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Evil from childhood?

Five essential personal applications. Continue reading

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Blaming God for the evil in the world?

Why do we so strongly oppose evil and long for a world without it? 
Why do we cry foul? 
Why do we long for a lost Paradise? 
Why do we even think in terms of good and evil? Continue reading

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God’s dispositional will

This dimension of God’s will reveals that God is not inwardly disposed to or delighted by… Continue reading

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Never give up on prayer

Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do.

Consider two people from opposite ends of the continuum of power and privilege: a corrupt Judge and a persistent widow.
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Evil doesn’t make sense

We grieve. We weep. We lament. We protest. We scream in pain and anger. We cry out, “How long must this kind of thing go on?” Continue reading

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The Jury has returned with a verdict…

Have you ever approached God as if he were a defendant in need of making His case to you? Continue reading

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The Bible – an amazing book about life

Read the Bible with an open mind. It answers important questions about the way life is. More importantly, it offers hope by mapping the way out of the darkness of a world full of evil, suffering and death. Continue reading

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