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Because God is not efficient in revealing himself to us, He must not exist.

I recently was confronted with an objection to the existence of God that I hadn’t really heard of before. It’s taken me some time to put my thoughts together in a way that I feel like asses the objection well, but I think I’ve come up with a reasonable solution. 727 more words

Apologetics

The Problem of Pain: Why do we have to suffer?

Doctrine: Because Christ suffered, our suffering matters and gains the power to make us godly. Because Christ died and was resurrected, our deaths have power to help us progress in God’s plan. 2,072 more words

Doctrine

Three Recommendations for Spiritual Reading

A Christian ought to daily nourish his spirit with theology or the good example of the saints.  The Bible accomplishes both admirably; yet, it can sometimes strike one as too abstract or its familiarity blocks us from receiving new insights.   881 more words

Religion

Why BAD Things Happen to GOOD People

Day 5: Job’s Afflictions*

Marami ka nang nakilalang ganitong tao. I met a lot of them too. Sila yung tipo na kapag may nangyaring hindi maganda sa’yo, sasabihin sa’yo may balat ka o ang malas mo. 1,454 more words

Scripture

Why does God allow trials?

This month, we get to study James’ letter to Jewish Christians who were living in gentile communities. He wrote his letter before A.D. 50, and he used it to expose hypocrisy and to promote right behavior in life before God. 2,715 more words

Thoughts

WE ARE PILGRIMS, TOO

Since Monday I’ve been focusing on the lessons we might learn from the Pilgrim story. I thought it fitting to save the most important one—or what I think is the most important—for Thanksgiving Day itself. 632 more words

The Pilgrims And The First Thanksgiving

Felix Culpa - Happy Fall (A Story)

Ann has been on a decades-long search for an answer to the problem of evil and suffering. Even after she struck upon a Theodicy, her challenges had only just begun. 86 more words

Theology