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The point of the book of Job is revealed in the final chapters, in which God answers Job directly, and Job's "comforters" indirectly. From our point of view, God's answer is not very satisfying, in part because God does not give Job a reason for why He allowed him to suffer so horribly! And that, my friend, is precisely the point of the book of Job. We ...


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Any time you hear anything along the lines of "I'm trying to be a Christian", a giant red flag should immediately go up in your mind. Whoever said that is either playing fast and loose with words or they have completely missed the point. Being a Christian is a binary state (our position as either lost or saved in the eyes of God) that is not determined by ...


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I think we must start to be satisfied in the concept that 'God suffers' in some sense when we suffer, from the basic premise that he loves us. On the other hand, God can't suffer in the sense that it takes away the endless joy and boundless relaxed tranquility of the infinite pleasure he has in his perfect will, without any shadow of turning in his own joy. ...


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You may not agree with me, but your question conflates a number of issues we need to unpack and reframe. If you bear with me I will try to explain why and perhaps in the process provide an answer to your question. If I infer correctly from the paragraph that follows your question (in bold print), you are wondering if any Christian thinkers have ever used ...


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While the four-star generals plan their theater operations in the Pentagon, the ground troops carry out the actual missions in the conflict. A company’s board of directors decide which products they will carry. However, it is the men and women with specialized skills in other departments who carry out the orders. The judge hands down the prison sentence, but ...


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Luke 13:22-28 (NIV) Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the ...


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While I believe that it is through faith alone we are saved, the only caveat I would like to put forward is the parable of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25. 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from ...


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Unarguably? I think you need to think again. God doesn't stop suffering because God is not sovereignly in control of every single thing that happens on the earth. He's not violating your actions and will not force you to believe in him. He wants us to be a people of faith. Forcing us to believe in him is not of faith. How can you love someone who ...



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