Category Archives: God’s Sovereignty

The nature of God’s involvement in our world and in our lives.

Working Out for Good

In the last blog we quoted the apostle Paul:  “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”   (Romans 8:28 ESV).  Paul puts two conditions … Continue reading

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High Winds

This past January 8th we raised a question in this blog about God’s involvement in our world. Specifically, we questioned Muslims who attributed to God the many lives that were spared at a mosque during a tsunami. In the past … Continue reading

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Blaming the gods

This weekend I watched the movie Ran.  It is King Lear in a Japanese setting.  In one scene, the court jester laments the death of his lords, blames the gods for this tragedy, and is reproached with the following words: … Continue reading

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Divine Intervention

The tsunami in Indonesia in 2004 left a path of destruction that left little standing.  In the city of Banda Aceh, the only structure standing in many areas of the city was a mosque and as a result many lives … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty

Fred Luter, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has stated the doctrine of the sovereignty of God and the free will of mankind is threatening to divide the denomination. [1]  Why cannot Christianity resolve an issue that dates back … Continue reading

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A Santa Claus God

Many of us have become so wrapped up in this material world we think of God as more of a Santa Claus figure than as a God whose primary concern is our soul, the values we adopt, and where we … Continue reading

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God’s Nature

Our discussion of how God is involved in our personal lives and in our natural world brings us to a core question:  What is the nature of God or what kind of person is God?  How does his nature impact … Continue reading

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God’s Involvement in Our Personal Lives

The first way God is involved in our lives is how he places us on this world.  By the simple act of placing us in this world with a particular genetic makeup, in a particular family, and in a particular … Continue reading

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The Stoics and Free Will

We are investigating how God is involved in our world and in our lives.  One aspect of this investigation is the question of whether we have free will or if God controls our every action.  The Stoic’s believed that reason … Continue reading

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Why God Permits Evil

To answer the question of why evil exists in our world, we must first define evil.  Webster’s defines it as:  “morally wrong, harmful, injurious, misfortune, and suffering”.  This definition has two aspects:  a moral component and a suffering component. If … Continue reading

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