“The Fall, the first human tragedy, became the mother of all subsequent ones. We should do nothing to minimize it or to pretend it mattered less than it did. Yet, the Fall did not end God’s plan for humanity. God would ultimately use evil to accomplish a greater end of redemption in Christ: (Ephesians 1:9-11). God could hate evil and yet permit it in order to carry out an astounding, far-reaching redemptive plan in Christ, one that would forever overshadow the evil and sufferings of this present world.” – Randy Alcorn, “If God is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil, Pg. 57
His long, black hair fell past his shoulders. “Why does God allow bad things to happen?”
Have you ever felt woefully inadequate and your mind stutters as it seeks to give an answer to every question? We were asking different people for prayer requests out in the square before our church service began a block away. It’s a part of what our church’s prayer team does, and yet this man and his sincere questions managed to make me mute. My words might offend him –Read More.
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