Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday Post Vol. 1 No. 2--9.5.08

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to The Friday Post! This week is going to be an overview of what we are going to be studying over the next 8 weeks. I am simply posting the 8 topics we will be discussing. These topics again come from the book: The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel. I also want you all to be aware that these topics are very tough questions that have been picked apart by Strobel who took a journalists perspective and came to the conclusion that faith is an extremely necessary part of our life. In fact that's what we were made for! An abiding relationship with God! So read through these 8 topics and think about them. Write down any questions you might have and then post a comment when we we get to that topic. God is real. God is good. But these questions are tough. However, God is bigger than any of these questions and seeking him out for them only makes us stronger in Him. I hope this journey leads you to a stronger faith as well as a stronger sense of defending our faith!

1. If there's a loving God, why does this pain-wracked world groan under so much suffering and evil?

2. If the miracles of God contradict science, then how can any rational person believe that they're true?
3. If God really created the universe, why does the persuasive evidence of science compel so many to conclude that the unguided process of evolution accounts for life?

4. If God is morally pure, how can he sanction the slaughter of innocent children as the Old Testament says he did?

5. If Jesus is the only way to heaven, then what about the millions of people who9 have never heard of him?

6. If God cares about the people he created, how could he cosign so many of them to an eternity of torture in hell just because they didn't believe the right things about him?

7. If God is the ultimate overseer of the church, why has it been rife with hypocrisy and brutality throughout the ages?

8. If I'm still plagued by doubts, then is it still possible to be a Christian?

Like I said, these questions are tough questions. But believe me there is no reason to beat around the bush. God is bigger than any of these questions and Strobel will help us to understand God's perspective on each of these very issues! I pray that you will begin to think and write down questions so that you may learn along with us as we endeavor to answer the tough questions. God is good and He will guide us through the next 8 weeks!

Until next week,


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