Monday, January 28, 2008

The Problem with God


Our church has started a blog to discuss some of the questions that are being raised in our current message series, The Problem with God, and I am one of the contributors. We asked our people before the series to invite their non-believing and maybe atheist/agnostic friends to come and dialogue with us. And at each service, we invite everyone to write down their questions about or problems with God and put them in a box as they leave, and we are doing our best to answer as many of them as we can. There have been, and continue to be, some fascinating and challenging discussions going on. Check it out and let me know what you think.

4 comments:

Tiffinita said...
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DGH said...

Very cool man!

Anonymous said...

Three questions.

We know God is timeless and all powerful. The Bible says he took six days to create the earth, which means God was time bound. And on the seventh day, He rested. Does this mean God, who is all powerful, was tired?

Second, why did God have to torture and kill his Son to redeem us from whatever sin it was we committed. Couldn't God, the all merciful, just have said: okay, you were wrong, but I forgive you. He had to crucify his only Son so that He would then say we are forgiven?

Third, when the Bible was written, there were no telescopes. People figured the sun revolved around the earth and the stars were windows in heaven, and we were the only planet in this vsst Universe.
But I do think that there are other planets with life like ours out there, somewhere. Is God going to have his only Son get tortured and die for these people too so that he can forgiven them?

Fitz said...

If you would want to post these questions at theproblemwithgod.blogspot.com, I would be happy to address them...