Why would an all-powerful God permit evil?
“God permitted evil to enter His universe as the price of freedom. Although He could have created the universe without the potential for suffering or sin, such a universe would not have allowed free creatures to exist. It would have been a robotic universe, with no more awareness of grace or God’s goodness than a colony of insects.
The Bible teaches that God became a human being and entered into the suffering of His creation. By experiencing and sharing His universe’s suffering, He made redemption possible. He made it possible for all of the wrongs of the world to eventually be made right.
God’s true nature is revealed in Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul declared:
- In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form (Colossians 2:9).
In the natural universe, underlying reality appears at times to be good and at times to be evil. Only Jesus provides a clear definition of God’s holy, loving nature. “-RBC Ministries
I will finish up posting my comments on sex, gender and purity. Palm Sunday service was wonderful there was a celebration here on earth as well is in Heaven. I saw Father Tom leading a precession over at Holy Spirit this morning, it was very powerful imagery. For some we reason we didn’t get palms this year at church, which was disapointing. So begins the first day of Holy Week. Peace to all.
“I was gone to Idaho when this message was given but I listened to it online. Can I see myself as the man God created me to be? This might sound weak but it is honest, my answer is sometimes. This doesn’t mean I am not trusting God or that I don’t have enough faith but sometimes I do feel weak. And that is when I most need the stregnth of my Lord. And sometimes I do feel lonely and that is when I need the presense of God. And sometimes I don’t always feel like a man. Sometimes I do believe a lie of the enemey and I doubt my own masculinty. And this is when I need God’s grace. “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Pslam 23:3″
|You Are 47% Selfish|
You are quite balanced. You are able to compromise when it’s in the best interests of those involved.
But you’re no pushover. If something is important to you, you’ll get it!