You stub your toe on a table leg. You passionately address the table, and perhaps even the gods who you may not believe in, with certain derogatory words and accusations which your mother would never have approved of... You wonder why the gods allowed your throbbing toe to make contact with such a solid object … Continue reading WHY DOESN’T GOD STOP BAD THINGS FROM HAPPENING?
What do you do when you're down and troubled? Do you cuddle the dog? Do you put the TV on? Do you pop a pill or light a joint? We've probably all had someone tell us when we're down that there are people worse off than us. That's supposed to cheer us up. But as … Continue reading WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND TROUBLED
Someone very close to me lost his faith in Jesus a number of years ago. He puts it down to a series of unhappy events and setbacks in his life: a good Christian man he knew died suddenly at a young age; his wife and first love left him for another man; his business failed; a close … Continue reading DOES SUFFERING DISPROVE GOD?
If there's a God, why do we suffer? Sometimes the answer is impossible to find. However, the Bible gives us a clear picture of the causes of most of our problems... My subject for this part of the series is probably going to be even less popular than the last one. However, if we really … Continue reading WHY DO WE SUFFER? Part 8: Punishment and Discipline
For many, this will be perhaps the most difficult part of my series to accept. The notion that there is really a ‘devil’ is nothing less than ridiculous to even a big percentage of those who claim to be followers of Christ. I can only say that if you are among those who wish to … Continue reading WHY DO WE SUFFER? Part 7: Satan