Category Archives: Problem of Evil & Hell

Problem: If God is good and all-powerful, why does he not prevent evil, suffering and hell?

My thoughts on the solution: 1. Unconditional love is impossible if suffering and evil are impossible. God, like a good father, allows us to learn from our mistakes, rather than dysfunctionally protecting us from them by a) preventing us from making them, … Continue reading

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Christian Carnival

Welcome to the January 11, 2012 edition of christian carnival ii. We have so many great submissions this week, and I’ve also gleaned from the recent offerings of fellow members of Christian Apologetics Alliance. problem of pain, suffering, evil It … Continue reading

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"God and Evolution" reading log from Facebook

Some months back, Wintery Knight generously (though with the ulterior motive of converting me from BioLogos to I.D.) sent me “God and Evolution” edited by Jay Richards.  I determined to finish it by the end of the year and did … Continue reading

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Apologetics Bloggers Alliance collaborate for the tenth anniversary of 9/11

Apologetics Bloggers Alliance collaboration for the tenth anniversary of 9/11: Faithful Thinkers:  Atheism, Evil and Ultimate Justice Hope’s Reason: Where was God on 9/11? The Point: Christianity and 9/11: Guilt by Association? The Gospel According to Erik: Did God Allow the Attacks … Continue reading

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Just Love

When people say “God is both love and just” (usually when hell, or predestination vs. free will, is the topic) they make love and forgiveness look unjust, and they make justice look unloving and unforgiving. But true love is just, … Continue reading

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RFG 5: How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?

Discuss in ILovePhilosophy.com: RFG: FIVE: How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?  Tim Keller’s The Reason for God Book Discussion – Part 1: The Leap of Doubt FIVE: How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell? Before I even … Continue reading

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RFG 2: How Could a Good God Allow Suffering?

Discuss in ILovePhilosophy.com: RFG: TWO: How Could a Good God Allow Suffering? Tim Keller’s The Reason for God Book Discussion – Part 1: The Leap of Doubt TWO: How Could a Good God Allow Suffering? From now on, along with my own … Continue reading

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Temptation

Please note I wrote this shortly after being brought back to God. There is undoubtedly room for improvement. Feedback is appreciated. Temptation I grew up as a Christian, in a Christian home. When I went out on my own, I … Continue reading

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Self and Refusing Thoughts

You feel your arms and legs. Thoughts are feelings in that thinking is a way of feeling. Thoughts are a type of sense data. Say thoughts result from chemical reactions in the brain. So, if the chemical reactions change, the … Continue reading

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Problem of Evil

Evil is not a surpassing (though those who glorify evil consider it so), it is a degeneration. Of course humans cannot surpass God in stuff where surpassing applies. God would be the perfection implied by ‘degeneration’. It is not God … Continue reading

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