By Got Questions In Isaiah 45:1–7, the prophet foresees God calling and anointing King Cyrus of Persia to be His chosen instrument to subdue nations (namely Babylon) for the sake of His people Israel. Cyrus, who was not yet born at the time of the prophecy, did not know the Lord or even acknowledge His existence,Continue reading “3/29/2023 Why Does Isaiah 45:7 Say That God Created Evil?”
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3/28/2023 Why Does God Allow Evil?
By Got Questions The Bible describes God as holy (Isaiah 6:3), righteous (Psalm 7:11), just (Deuteronomy 32:4), and sovereign (Daniel 4:17-25). These attributes tell us the following about God: (1) God is capable of preventing evil, and (2) God desires to rid the universe of evil. So, if both of these are true, why doesContinue reading “3/28/2023 Why Does God Allow Evil?”
3/27/2023 Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?
By Got Questions Why does God allow earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, typhoons, cyclones, mudslides, wildfires, and other natural disasters? Tragedies like the 2023 earthquake in Turkey and Syria cause many people to question God’s goodness. It is distressing that natural disasters are often termed “acts of God” while no “credit” is given to God forContinue reading “3/27/2023 Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?”
3/26/2023 Why Does God Allow Good Things To Happen To Bad People?
By Got Questions This question is similar to its opposite: “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?” Both questions refer to what seems to be the perplexing injustice we witness every day. The 73rd Psalm is our answer to the very same questions that also tormented the psalmist. Finding himself inContinue reading “3/26/2023 Why Does God Allow Good Things To Happen To Bad People?”
March 26, 2023 Call To Worship
If you cannot attend your usual home church this coming Sunday, please use this Worship Service Plan to conduct and enjoy a service on your own. This Worship Service Plan is useful for anyone anywhere, whether individuals, shut-ins, your family gathered in the den, a nursing facility of sick & elderly, you and your neighbors sitting in the backyard, or any group of believers who share a need to gather and praise and worship The Lord God.
3/25/2023 Why Does God Allow Bad Things To Happen To Good People?
By Got Questions We live in a world of pain and suffering. There is no one who is not affected by the harsh realities of life, and the question “why do bad things happen to good people?” is one of the most difficult questions in all of theology. God is sovereign, so all that happens mustContinue reading “3/25/2023 Why Does God Allow Bad Things To Happen To Good People?”
3/24/2023 Where Was God On September 11?
By Got Questions On September 11, 2001, God was exactly where He always is – in Heaven in total control of everything that happens in the universe. Why, then, would a good and loving God allow such a tragedy to happen? This is a more difficult question to answer. First, we must remember, “For asContinue reading “3/24/2023 Where Was God On September 11?”
3/23/2023 Why Did God Let My House Burn Down In A Fire?
By Got Questions Every year, there are wildfires around the world. In 2012, and again in 2013, several fires devastated commercial and residential areas in the state of Colorado. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes, and hundreds of people later learned their homes had burned. In times like these, it can beContinue reading “3/23/2023 Why Did God Let My House Burn Down In A Fire?”
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3/22/2023 What Does The Bible Say About Suffering?
By Got Questions Of all the challenges thrown at Christianity in modern times, perhaps the most difficult is explaining the problem of suffering. How can a loving God allow suffering to continue in the world which He created? For those who have endured massive suffering themselves, this is much more than a philosophical issue, butContinue reading “3/22/2023 What Does The Bible Say About Suffering?”