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Saddleback Church
One Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, California 92630
Phone: 949-609-8000
4 + years
Service Type
Weekly Attendance
1000 +

Rick Warren

Saddleback Church

Evangelical/non-denominational, Pastor/Minister

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Richard Arndt
December 16, 2013
As in the case with Job, the "tester" was satan. It is my understanding that God is not the author of sin, but God authorizes sin (free will choices). My understand of testing, trials, temptations is that satan is the creator and initiator and God is authorizes satan to carry on in this world. In other words, God does not create the test, trial or temptation... satan does... and God allows it. To say that "God is testing me" suggests God directly creates the test, trial, temptation... that God is authoring and implementing the test. This does not seem right. Is it appropriate to say "God is testing me"? Please clarify. Thanks.
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