We have already seen that we cannot blame God for causing suffering, it is our fault whether we like it or not. But if God has the power to stop it and does not, it might be argued that He must take some of the blame. Suppose you were an expert swimmer, and you saw… Read More Suffering and the God of Love #4 Does God Allow Suffering Because He Does Not Love Us?
There is no doubt at all that the problem of suffering is one of the greatest problems a Christian has to face. It has probably caused more people to lose faith, and prevented more people from finding faith, than almost any other problem. It is the argument most often used by atheists when they want… Read More Suffering and the God of Love #1 Intro
Today’s thought “They were indignant” (January 19) Today’s Matthew 21 is full of drama and thought-challenging incidents. The opposition to Jesus caused by his popularity had reached fever pitch. The religious leaders were afraid to take any action against him because his popularity had become so intense. We read of his triumphal entry into Jerusalem,… Read More Today’s thought “They were indignant” (January 19)
De ‘Ik die ben‘, de Allerhoogste Maker van alles, was door zijn eigen creaties in twijfel getrokken. De eerste Adam had zich laten verleiden door de eerste mannin of eerste vrouw, Eva, om mee in haar avontuur van ongehoorzaamheid te stappen. Hierdoor zag God zich genoodzaakt de vooraf gemelde waarschuwing en straf ten uitvoer te… Read More Lam van God #2 Tegenover onschuldig dier een onschuldig man #1
as the LORD commanded We realized as we read the last 2 chapters of Exodus this morning that the above phrase occurs in them no less than 18 times! The chapters detail the erection of the tabernacle and the placement of the things that are to go into it. Nothing is left to Moses’ initiative,… Read More As the Lord commanded Moses
Several people think of believers as “naive” and “childish”. In the group of believers you have the ordinary folks and the clergymen and clergy women. They form a particular group with persons who seem either far away from the world, being put on a pedestal or being part of the world, having problems like anybody… Read More Childish or reasonable ways
“The Clergy Project” of een Project voor de geestelijkheid is een vertrouwelijk online community voor actieve en voormalige geestelijken die niet meer geloven in het bovennatuurlijke. Het Amerikaanse project werd gelanceerd op 21 maart 2011 en heeft nu navolging gekregen in Nederland, onder de naam: “Project voor Geestelijken”. De Amerikaanse beginner, opgezet met 50 dominees,… Read More Project voor afvallige kerkleiders