Tag Archives: God’s sovereignty

Why Is There Prayer, Anyway?

“You do not have because you do not ask” (James 4:2).

Ever ask yourself this question:  Why prayer?  If God is sovereign, totally in charge, and He knows all things and can do anything, then why require prayer of us?  Well, there are many answers to this question.  And we do not have time to go into an extensive study of prayer.  Suffice it to say that prayer is His plan.  God has ordained that prayer is the means by which He chooses to work on this earth. Continue reading

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Why doesn’t God destroy evil?

Do you ever read anything written by atheists, skeptics and those who actively oppose Christianity?  I do.  And one of the most common arguments they use against our faith is the existence of evil.  They say if God is good and all powerful, why doesn’t He just do away with evil?  Why doesn’t He just wipe it off the earth, completely eradicate it? God must not exist, because if He did, then evil would not be allowed to exist.  That’s what they say.

So…what about it?  What do you think?  Should God just sovereignly, completely and immediately rid the world of all evil?  BLAM!  By divine decree all sin, crime, violence, war, abuse, and wrongdoing are done away with.  They’re gone. Continue reading

The Master Artist

A fascinating book to read and ponder is The Rage Against God by Peter Hitchens.  Peter Hitchens is the brother of the late Christopher Hitchens, a noted journalist and outspoken atheist.   In this book Hitchens describes his journey to faith in Christ from a background in staunch atheism.  As the title indicates, he also deals with the anger so many atheists exhibit against God and religion.  He makes an interesting point.  Why are the atheists so angry?  If we believe in God, and they don’t, so be it.  Why not just let each person have his own beliefs?  Why be so enraged about the whole thing? Continue reading