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  • The Problem Of Evil; The Solution Of Praise

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 7, 2009
     | 1,551 views

    Politics cannot relieve our suffering, nor can science; only praise from the midst of suffering can make us like Jesus and the saints.

    Septuagesima Sunday 8 February 2009 The Problem of Evil “The pain of death surrounded me, and the sorrows of the netherworld encompassed me, and in my affliction I called upon the Lord, and from his holy temple he heard my voice.” The words of the ancient Introit antiphon tell us one of the ...read more

  • The Problem Of Evil And A Good God Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 11, 2013
     | 4,531 views

    There is a subject that comes up many times whenever we talk to the lost about the God of the Bible and His nature. It has led many people to reject God and has challenged Christians in their faith. The topic: the problem of evil. How would you answer it?

    There is a subject that comes up many times whenever we talk to the lost about the God of the Bible and His nature. It has led many people to reject God and has challenged Christians in their faith. The topic: the problem of evil. The problem of evil has represented the most serious objection to ...read more

  • Dying For An Answer: An Attempted Theodicy To The Problem Of Evil

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Jun 2, 2013
     | 1,461 views

    Dying for an Answer: An Attempted Theodicy to the Problem of Evil

    It is perhaps one of the greatest intellectual stumbling blocks in all of religious thought. As much as any soul would like to avoid the topic all together, sooner or later each person will be forced to grapple with the seemingly incongruous realties resulting from the simultaneous existence of ...read more

  • Looking For Evil

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Sep 5, 2013
    based on 26 ratings
     | 5,000 views

    To share that we can be better prepared and inspired to look for and battle the evil that is so prevalent in our world today.

    Let me start off this morning by sharing with you a Video Clip from KWCH 12 Eyewitness News that aired last Monday. VIDEO: “Jan Kilbourne” -Watching this entire situation unfold this past week has been a really something hasn’t it? When things like this happen we ...read more

  • 3. God's Mission Statement And The Problem Of Evil Series

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Nov 1, 2018
     | 124 views

    God's Purpose for Humanity

    IN GOD'S IMAGE 3 - GOD'S MISSION STATEMENT AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL This message is part of a series of 90 sermons based on the title, “In God’s Image – God’s Purpose for humanity.” This series of free sermons or the equivalent free book format is designed to take the reader through an amazing ...read more

  • The Weakness Of God

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on May 27, 2009
    based on 19 ratings
     | 5,213 views

    The current church seems so obsessed with the power of God. What kind of power is it? Is it after all a power that comes from weakness?

    It has been my habit for many years to read through the Bible each year. As I continue this practice I am increasingly amazed at how absurd God’s plan for the world and his kingdom is — that is, in human terms. God seems to delight in abuse and rejection, for he receives plenty of it. He seems, ...read more

  • Why Doesn't God Prevent Evil? Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jul 12, 2013
     | 2,263 views

    How can a good God allow human suffering to continue? The story of Joseph provides a powerful illustration that suffering has a purpose, even when we can't see it at the present time.

    “When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died: ‘Say to Joseph, ...read more

  • The World Turned On Its Head

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 1, 2013
     | 667 views

    The world sees a phrase like "you are just, O Lord" and "sinlessness" and thinks they are a foreign tongue. But we need to turn the world on its head so they can see the need for forgiveness, and its availability.

    17th Sunday after Pentecost EF A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians 4: I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, 3 eager to ...read more

  • Evil

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Nov 1, 2013
     | 1,156 views

    Are we able to defend the faith taught in the Scriptures when a non-believer challenges us on the hard issues? What do we say, how do we respond when asked why the Lord allows evil and the resulting suffering?

    Deuteronomy 30:19-20a “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. “Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and ...read more

  • The Question Of Evil Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Jan 4, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,776 views

    THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE PROBLEM OF EVIL IS ONE OF THE TOP TWO CRINGE QUESTIONS.

    The Question of Evil April 17, 2011 INTRODUCTION May 11, 2011 -- GAFFNEY, SC -- A three year old child is dead after a tragic accident at a Gaffney church. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says that Alyssa Jade Mayfield, of Gaffney, was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional Hospital ...read more

  • Falling Towers Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 2, 2013
     | 1,190 views

    Everyone must face the problem of evil; Jesus tells us to be faithful to our call.

    3rd Sunday of Lent 2013 Despite the fact that nobody but academic researchers remember it, November of 1641 was one of the most important months in history. In that month, just before the English Civil War broke out, the first issue of what would be called a “newspaper” appeared in ...read more

  • What’s Wrong With The World?

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 19, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 6,126 views

    1. Evil is more than just the absence of God. 2. Evil exists because God created moral beings. 3. Evil is coming to an end.

    What’s Wrong with the World? Romans 8:18-25 Here’s how the argument goes. “Did God create everything that exists?” the cynic asks. The Christian answers, “Yes.” The cynic goes on, “Well, if he created everything that exists, where did evil come from? How can a good and loving God create ...read more

  • Until

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Sep 17, 2012
    based on 14 ratings
     | 6,617 views

    Until is one of those riveting words of life. It speaks of a cessation of one dynamic and the starting of another. My feet almost slipped... "Until I came to the Sanctuary" Ps 73:17

  • Unspeakable Tragedy

    Contributed by David Simpson on Feb 16, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,261 views

    A sermon in response to the school shooting in Florida on Feb 14, 2018. God is greater than any evil!

    February 18, 2018 David Simpson Lanier Christian Church Unspeakable Tragedy Matthew 2:13-18 The unthinkable happened again on Wednesday. Seventeen innocent children and teachers were murdered, others seriously injured. It is a senseless tragedy and makes us angry, as you can tell, by ...read more

  • How Could You Allow This?

    Contributed by Anthony Delaney on Sep 13, 2001
    based on 118 ratings
     | 3,972 views

    Using the parable of the wheat and the tares, addresses the problem of evil and specifically the terrible events the American people have suffered, with love and prayers from England.

    Minute’s silence. None of us can have failed to be moved, shocked, numbed perhaps in disbelief at the sights we’ve seen this week. · The Terror of the events as they unfolded, the graphic images so familiar from action films yet so far removed from real life for most of us- until now. I’m ...read more