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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


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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.


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Pure


“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″


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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!

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About minuiperiannath

Name: Spencer Wentland College: North Central University Year: Senior Major:Intercultural Studies My story of meeting Jesus in short: Not many weeks after I was born my parents baptized me into the Christian faith at First English Lutheran Church in my hometown, Appleton, WI. There they renewed their promises to renounce the devil and his ways, the world and evil and raise me the same way teaching me to love and fear the Lord, the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Creeds and when of reading age to put the Holy Bible in my hands and all the while, with the church community, instruct me in the Christian faith. My parents weren't perfect but they did fulfill the vows they made at my baptism. I had my own more personal experience with the Lord around the age of seven when I followed Jesus out of the Gospels to a "quiet, lonely place" in my backyard with the hope to do whatever Jesus did there. Without realizing it or ever being taught how to "receive Jesus into your heart" it happened quite like that even seeing a mental vision of Jesus and knowing I need to welcome him into my heart and let him sit on the throne of my life. I've never been the same since then and the Lord has kept his promise to be with me "always." I confirmed what my parents chose for me in a public confession of faith and the ritual of believer's baptism at a local swimming school where the Assemblies of God church my mom attends used to do their baptisms. I've never regretted a life with Jesus; life has always been richer, deeper and fuller because of it. About Me: Ha that's a funny question, and a popular one today. Well, if you really want to know "all about me" you will have to meet me. For starters I am hard to put in simple categories and often find myself tumbling between labels; i.e. introverted and extroverted, strong and weak, intuitive yet a rationalist, introspective and social, unique and individual yet needing people and empathetic. I belong to and am part of the Way and that is probably the most defining important part of my being. (Acts 24:14) As a God lover in the Way of Jesus Christ I long to see and embrace all things and people in his love for his glory. Creative people and places energize me. I enjoy and appreciate art and artists and like to contribute and collaborate in making my own art at times. I need my own time and spend a lot of time in contemplation- this is where I get recharged and new vision and vitality for life. A con of my personality is my ill attempts to understand everything about everything. At the same time I also get energy from others and love to be sociable. I make matrix like connections in my mind and although my comments often are perceived as random too me they are very connected to something. To me connection and harmony are very important and I believe the truth brings that out. The last few years have been filled with learning, studying and meeting wonderful people. Copenhagen, Escanaba, Nagasaki, and now back to Minneapolis! So excited to learn, grow and finish my last year at university! Call: I feel strongly called by the Lord to work and give myself as missionary of love to the Japanese people. As the Lord leads I hope to take a missionary assignment through ELCA Global Mission teaching English and serving in congregational mission and leadership in Japan. Eventually I would like to serve as an apostolic worker planting boiler rooms (missional/monastic communities) around the Japanese archipelago with a bunch of other Jesus lovers in international, incarnational bands of friends. About this blog: This blog is for my Church Administration and Personal Finance class. I'm looking forward to interesting and practical conversation and learning that will help develop my leadership and organizational skills for however and whatever takes shape out of the Lord's call.

One response »

  1. Jesus had to go so that he could go and prepare a place for us so that we could be where he is. He had to be tempted so that he would know how it would feel so that he could help us through temptation too. I believe the verse is in Matthew.

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