Two timeless questions:
If there is a God, then “Why do Bad Things Happen To Good People?” and “Why does God allow evil?”
As Christians we’ve mapped the problem: Christians believe that God is all powerful and all loving, yet evil exists.
The Book of Job teaches us that:
- God is all-good
- God is all-powerful
- Evil and pain exist
Our answer to those two timeless questions is that someday every problem we experience with evil, and suffering will one day be explained. Just not now! “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12). We don’t have answers to all our questions in this limited world. Our minds are finite and fallen. We can no more understand God’s ultimate ways than a third grader can master calculus. But one day we’ll know what we don’t on this day.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’ He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!'” (Revelation 21:1-5).
One of my seminary professors put it like this: Imagine that finances are hard, and you’re eating beans and hot dogs to survive (not a hard scenario for most seminary students). Then a knock comes at your door-a messenger hands you a note with the news that your wealthy uncle is about to die, and you will inherit three million dollars. You return to your table and eat your beans and hot dogs. But don’t they taste a little better? So will today if you trust God for tomorrow.
The Trinity Baptist Church of Bryan will be having a “Trunk or Treat” outreach event next Sunday Evening. They are a small church and I think it will nice for us to help them in this effort. We will purchase some candy to help them in this effort. Pray for Pastor Lowell. He has two sons in high school that he homeschools. Lowell also has to go to Hutto several times a week to help his parents. His Dad has Alzheimer’s. Pastor Charles /firstname.lastname@example.org
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Friday Bible Study @ 10:00 a.m. Onsite or Online. We are studying the “I Can” Chapter of Philippians 4. This week we will continue looking at the topic,“ I Can Overcome Worry (Phil. 4:6-8)”
I like to call this study: “A Workshop for Worriers.”
Sunday’s Schedule: Sunday School @ 9:00 a.m. Study of the Gospel of Luke; Worship 10:30 a.m.