Category Archives: God’s Purpose for Suffering

Where I use game theory and our knowledge about human beings to attempt to explain why God allows suffering.

A Positive Gospel Presentation

Let us imagine that it is a cold, grey, winter morning.  One of those mornings where you are nice and cozy where you are, and it would be uncomfortably cold to push aside the bed covers and get out of … Continue reading

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The Plan of God

Why?  Why did God create Satan?  Why did God allow Satan to tempt us in the Garden of Eden?  Why did God allow us to grow up in a world filled with evil and pain?  Why does God require faith? … Continue reading

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The Second Wave of Creation

Many people ask the question, “Why did God create us and put us into this world where we are subject to natural disasters, diseases, attacks by demonic beings and the depredations of wicked men?  How could a good God have … Continue reading

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The Sin of Adam, Augustine and the Modern Church

The other day I was listening to a podcast where a few different Christians were discussing the revered church father Augustine.  Honestly, I have always disliked the attitudes of Augustine towards sexuality.  This is an extreme caricature of Augustine’s attitudes, … Continue reading

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The Great Mystery

Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18) While taking a psychology class in college, I remember reading something interesting.  The article talked about suicide rates in forced labour camps.  It said that the highest suicide rate among … Continue reading

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Eternity and the Human Need of God

Over the last few months, I have had a number of exchanges with a correspondent who calls himself MyAtheistLife.  One of the recurring themes which has come up is his refusal to accept that human beings need God’s help to … Continue reading

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The Problem of Evil: The Four Catalysts

In a previous essay, we discussed God’s purpose in this world.  We argued that God is trying to show us our need of his love and forgiveness in order that we might accept his assistance and become true children of … Continue reading

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