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?
Tag: WHY DO WE SUFFER?
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?
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?
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
We suffer as does all life on earth. Neo-Darwinists put this down to evolution, and if that's true then suffering, trouble and problems are natural and normal and we have nothing to complain about-all we can do is attempt to minimize our suffering. Under evolution the strong and the beautiful should survive and procreate and … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING THE DARK SIDE OF GOD