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(I assume that by "the Church" the OP includes the Roman Church and probably its Protestant daughter denominations too.) This question implies that "the Church" is God's church. The problem with this is that non-Trinitarians in general don't believe that what the question refers to as "the Church" is actually God's Church. Jesus ...


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Many Christians, and I am one of those; who believe that God knows everything, controls everything, and is everywhere simultaneously. This idea is commonly known as God being omniscient, omnipotent, and Omnipresent. To most of us that simply means that God is with his people at all times, that God knows everything and every circumstance that will take place ...


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When i was 18 my life only existed in the fast lane. Then one weekend on a ski trip i had a severe accident, that would change my life forever. I was a ski instructor 6 years and an expert at skiing. I broke my knee and could not walk for days. Suddenly i could no longer do things i previously could. It left a large hole in my life. I was always a believer, ...


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The standard historical answer is that the Church Fathers were heavily influenced by Greek culture and philosophical concepts, and imported those into Christianity. You then add to that a top-down imposition by Emperor Constantine, in particular. Since about AD 400, anyone who said otherwise was persecuted. Remember you have Church monopolies in much of ...


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It's not so much why does God allow... But more about why wouldn't He? But here is some fundamental evidence for this paradox being quite normal - for now anyway! There are many examples of God 'allowing' bad things to happen. The Garden of Eden contained two trees - one a source of evil, and the serpent who capitalised on this feature to tempt the first ...


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The idea that God cares about each of us individually, to the point of intervening directly in human history on our behalf (in the person of Jesus), is arguably the central concept of Christianity. Some of the passages in the Gospels that support this idea are John 3:16 (for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son), the parables of the ...


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God is no lagging Father! :) The sufferings of His Son prove that His love is fierce enough to penetrate through any veil of sin! For it is in this the God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still actively rebellious towards Him, He crushed His own Son (Romans 5:1-11). I have no answer yet to the fact in question concerning the ...


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There's a key part of this analogy missing. The point of the shepherd breaking the sheep's legs is NOT to discipline the sheep. If that was the case the sheep probably wouldn't even have a clue why its legs were being broken- which would defeat the purpose of disciplining the sheep. The shepherd would break the wandering sheep's leg, and then that would ...


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