God Is Not In Control of Everything

 
 

N.T. Wright shares his thoughts on why Christians should change their perspective on world disasters such as the current pandemic. He implores Christians to seek and adopt the biblical tradition of what it truly means to lament, as illustrated in the Book of Psalms:
“The mystery of the biblical story is that God also laments. Some Christians like to think of God as above all that, knowing everything, in charge of everything, calm and unaffected by the troubles in his world. That’s not the picture we get in the Bible. God was grieved to his heart, Genesis declares, over the violent wickedness of his human creatures. He was devastated when his own bride, the people of Israel, turned away from him.”


God’s Presence Gives Us Hope And Reassurance In Troubled Times N.T. Wright Time



Job Is Perplexed Optimist

The late renowned intellectual writer and theologian G.K. Chesterton shared his unique thoughts on the Book of Job: “Job does not in any sense look at life in a gloomy way. If wishing to be happy and being quite ready to be happy constitutes an optimist, Job is an optimist. He is a perplexed optimist; he is an exasperated optimist; he is an outraged and insulted optimist. He wishes the universe to justify itself, not because he wishes it be caught out, but because he really wishes it be justified.”


Introduction to the Book of JobThe Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton


Internet,the Most Effective Incubator of Resentment

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks shares his thoughts on understanding anti-Semitism in the current era: “Cyberspace has proved to be the most effective incubator of resentment, rancor and conspiracy theories ever invented. Anti-Semitism thrives on conspiracy theories, versions of the Blood Libel and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, updated for the twenty-first century.”

Understanding Anti-Semitism In The Modern Era Rabbi Jonathan Sacks JTA



The Final Reality Is an Infinite Creator God

People For Life have republished a transcript of an address, the late Francis A. Schaeffer, an influential theologian made to his American audience in the early 1980’s: “I want to say to you, those of you who are Christians or even if you are not a Christian and you are troubled about the direction that our society is going in, that we must not concentrate merely on the bits and pieces. But we must understand that all of these dilemmas come on the basis of moving from the Judeo-Christian world view - that the final reality is an infinite creator God - over into this other reality which is that the final reality is only energy or material in some mixture or form which has existed forever and which has taken its present shape by pure chance.”

A Christian Manifesto Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer People For Life

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