Tag: SUFFERING

WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

I don't want to play devil's advocate here, but if something goes wrong in your life or in the world at large, it may be the result of what God has done. Trials and troubles can come for many reasons-most often they're of our own doing. But don't buy the lie that God wants us … Continue reading WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

IS THERE A DARK SIDE TO JESUS AND THE NEW TESTAMENT?

Numerous people are earning themselves a fortune as teachers of the prosperity gospel. God wants you wealthy, healthy and happy, they say, and show you just how wealthy, healthy, and "happy" they are... Don't say anything negative, because you will be stopping God from working in your life to make you all that you would … Continue reading IS THERE A DARK SIDE TO JESUS AND THE NEW TESTAMENT?

A HOT, PASSIONATE LOVE-AFFAIR

I recently became a victim of the coronavirus. And while I know most people suffer minimal symptoms from it, I've been very sick for almost two weeks. When something big takes hold of your life-if only for a week or two-you start asking questions about life: profound questions. Here's one: Is what I devote my … Continue reading A HOT, PASSIONATE LOVE-AFFAIR

TROUBLE

"Man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward", observed Solomon. Sometimes, perhaps often, we all feel the same way about life... More recently, Bob Dylan wrote in his song "Trouble" Trouble in the water, trouble in the air Go all the way to the other side of the world, you’ll find trouble … Continue reading TROUBLE

WHY DOESN’T GOD STOP BAD THINGS FROM HAPPENING?

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?