Tag: WORLD

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Handel’s Messiah: magnificently written by a broken man

It’s funny how God greatest accomplishments usually come from broken men. The story behind the composer, George Frideric Handel, in regards to the masterpiece, “Messiah” comes from the hands of a man who at the time was broken financially, physically and emotionally.  This came to the light in a recent article by Marvin Olasky entitled “God’s Hand is in …

God Hatches Hope Out of Darkness

We sometimes wonder in life’s struggles, tragic events, or troubling news reports from around the country, “Where are you, God?”  This is especially true during challenging circumstances that we face as individuals or even as a country. My father in law is a man of wisdom.  Sometimes he will share with me thoughts that seem …

Is God really in control of our lives and this world?

Sometimes after a tragedy, we hear the words “God is in control” or “the purpose of God.” What is God’s purpose of “taking home” a young girl killed by a drunken driver? What is God’s purpose in allowing a young mother to succumb to cancer leaving three small children at home? I honestly don’t know. Sometimes, God simply does not make sense. We must remember that the focus of the Christian hope derived from faith is not on this life, but on the next. Our physical life on earth is only temporary. What matters the most is where we will spend eternity.

Since God is loving and in control of all things, why does he allow bad things to happen?

Questions like these become very difficult, especially when they can become so personal. How does one comfort a grieving mother with the words “God is in control” when she has just lost a young daughter in a car crash?  You can’t.  We can only offer words based on the faith and hope that all will …

Why doesn’t God get rid of sin and only create good people?

By nature, we are all anti-God. In fact, even people whom we respect and adore the most on earth have the capacity to do the greatest type of evil. So, why does God allow this world to continue in its present sinful condition?