ThoughtLetters filed under God

Why Would God Have Done What He Knew He’d Wish He Hadn’t Done?

Volume 26 • No. 6 • November-December 2016 Download PDF

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Is God Personal? Is God Knowable?

Volume 24 • No. 5 • September-October 2014 Download PDF

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Does God Ever Get It Wrong?

Volume 24 • No. 1 • January-February 2014 Download PDF

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If God Never Changes, Why Was He Once So Cruel?

by Daryl E. Witmer A: Well, for starters, we would have to disagree with the characterization of God as ever having been cruel. Q: Then you should read Psalm 137: 9, 1 Samuel 15:3, and Ezekiel 9:6. In each of those texts, God appears to either bless or actually outright order pregnant women to be […]

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Why Did God Harden Pharoah’s Heart?

by Daryl E. Witmer The best, most direct, simple answer to the question above is: “In order to demonstrate His power, and in order that His name might be proclaimed throughout the entire earth.” The reason that is the best, most direct, simple answer to the question is because it is God’s own answer. See […]

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How Did God Begin?

by Daryl E. Witmer How did God begin? He didn’t. God never began. “Began” is a time-word. God dwells outside of time. For this reason, the question is inherently irresolvable. “‘Began’ can have no personal meaning for the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity.” -A. W. Tozer in The Knowledge of the Holy God […]

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Did God Condone Infanticide?

by Daryl E. Witmer “Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘…go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” – from I Samuel 15:2-3, NASB So what’s up with this, man? […]

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Is God Fair to Save Only Some?

Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount, once said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.” -Matthew 7:13, NASB QUESTION If it is true that many more people on this planet will end up spiritually […]

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Evidence for the Existence of God, Part 2

Again this month we are responding to what is perhaps the most basic and important question that any individual could ever ask: “How do I know that God exists?” In this part of our two-part series we present two more of the four classic arguments for the existence of God-that is, whether, not who or […]

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Evidence for the Existence of God, Part I

This month and next we respond to what is perhaps the most basic and important question that any human being could ever ask: “How do I know that God exists?” In each part of this two-part series we present two of the four classic arguments for the existence of God – that is, whether God […]

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