Category Archives: Questioning God

Inexplicable mercy

How could God have any adequate reason for offering mercy to sinners like me? I cry out “God be merciful to me the sinner” but I know that there is nothing in me that deserves mercy. Continue reading

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Scene 5 – Life at the family reunion

These words reveal the stronger and deeper commitment that held Joseph through all his dark, confusing and painful years. Continue reading

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Scene 4 – Life as a ruler in Egypt

Another abrupt and unexpected change was in store for Joseph. Continue reading

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Trust God at all times

Here’s a great quote from someone who practiced its truth in conditions far worse than most people ever experience. Continue reading

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Forgiveness is an act of worship

When sinned against, it’s easy to only see only the horizontal significance of what occurred. “This is about me and the one who hurt me!” we argue. But for those who worship God, forgiveness is an act of worship. This is primarily about God and secondarily about me. When we forgive, we “let go of” instead of “holding on to” or “holding against.”

Forgiveness is an act of releasing to God the hurtful actions and consequences of the wrong done to us. Continue reading

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Trying to play the divine lottery

As a twelve year old, I struggled with why God allowed these things to happen to my mom and dad. As the oldest son, I was more keenly aware of the difficulties but did not have the maturity to handle it. Throughout those years, I often prayed for God to intervene with a “BIG” solutions. Continue reading

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Top 5 Arguments against eternal punishment

Most people know that the Bible doesn’t describe a pleasant end for those who reject God’s offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. But what type of judgment falls on them? Continue reading

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