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The Purpose of Life: A Biblical Narrative

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  (John … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Life: The Biblical Case

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks … Continue reading

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Charnal House Love

The other day I had a conversation with my father.  Considering the state of the world, I had determined that I was going to mention Christianity again in the hope that my father would reconsider his need of Jesus Christ.  … Continue reading

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Questions from an Atheist

A number of months ago, I posted a brief “Discussion of Evil” wherein I attempted to summarize my understanding of the problem of evil.  A while thereafter, an atheist who calls himself “makagutu” responded by asking a series of questions … 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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Explaining the Ocean of Suffering

In a couple of previous posts, I have discussed the Sam Harris accusation of narcissism and his accusation concerning the suffering of children.  In his arguments, Dr. Harris is criticizing God for the ocean of pain in which we as … Continue reading

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Rereading Job

Job has always been my second favourite book in the Bible (my favourite is Jonah).  I have loved it since I recognized what must be the oldest use of sarcasm in recorded human history.  “Surely you are the people and … Continue reading

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