Tag: SUFFERING

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?

IS GOD CRUEL?

One of the countless reasons people give for not having faith in the God of the Bible is that He's cruel, angry and sadistic. Are they right? Perhaps the most important answer to this question is that the universe is not a democracy. The God of the Bible created it and sustains it. He has … Continue reading IS GOD CRUEL?

THE ANTIDOTE TO GOD’S DARK SIDE

God doesn't see things our way, and there's nothing we can do about it. In fact, it seems sometimes to us that God has a huge, mean, dark side to his nature... Yet we read in the Book of books, the Bible, that "God is light, and in him is no darkness at all". So … Continue reading THE ANTIDOTE TO GOD’S DARK SIDE