We are now reaching close to 1,100 readers in 35 nations! It is amazing to be part of what God is doing. However, there are many serious questions that have been presented to us. We believe that, although not every detail will be known, we can find answers in God’s Word, in logic, and in reason. So, in the next few weeks, we will handle some of the questions from you the reader!
Next week we will look at the topic of “Death Bed Conversions.” Is it fair for a person to live their life apart from God and then come to God before death? This has been a difficult question to answer, but God is leading us to answers that will surprise many who read the article.
Then, we will cover a question that has been presented by many who watched the epic miniseries The Bible. Some individuals asked me, “Why was there so much violence in the Old Testament?” Some even asked, “Why did the people of faith partake in wars?”
Next, we will deal with a HUGE topic. In the wake of the Boston bombings, many ask the popular question, “Why does a good God allow suffering in the world?” This will be a two part series. We will bring our good friend and philosopher Drew Payne in on this topic. I will first cover the topic from a theological perspective (dealing with God, His goodness, and reasons for allowing suffering) and Drew will evaluate the topic from a philosophical perspective (dealing primarily with God’s reasons for allowing suffering and the issue of suffering itself).
Finally, we will examine a question from a fellow church member who posed, “How do you tell a polytheist that we only need one God instead of several?” We will examine the necessity of one God and not many as we seek to answer our viewers questions in the close of April and throughout the month of May.
If you have questions that you would like answered from a theological and philosophical perspective, leave a comment to this post. We will receive your questions and seek to answer them to the best of our ability. You will only find answers if you ask the right questions. As Jesus tells us, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7, NASB).
God bless and remember that the “Truth” will set you free,
Pastor Brian Chilton