ThoughtLetters filed under God

Does God Sometimes Lead People Into Temptation?

Volume 28 • No. 4 • July-August, 2018 Download PDF

Posted in 2018, By Topic, God, ThoughtLetters

Why Did a God of Love Condone Genocide in Ancient Times?

Volume 28 • No. 2 • March-April, 2018 Download PDF

Posted in 2018, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters

Why Believe in God if Science Can Explain Everything?

Volume 27 • No. 6 • November-December, 2017 Download PDF

Posted in 2017, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters

Why Would a God of Love Damn People to Hell for Eternity?

Volume 27 • No. 5 • September-October, 2017 Download PDF

Posted in 2017, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters

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

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

Posted in 2016, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters

Is God Personal? Is God Knowable?

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

Posted in 2014, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters

Does God Ever Get It Wrong?

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

Posted in 2014, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters

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 […]

Posted in 2008, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in 2007, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in 2003, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

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? […]

Posted in 2002, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters

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 […]

Posted in 2001, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in 1998, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters

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 […]

Posted in 1998, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Why Was the Ancient God So Cruel?

The following conversation is fictitious as presented here, but it is based on many actual conversations and exchanges in which I have participated over the years. Arnie’s responses would represent my own under similar circumstances. Arnie:  How’s it going, Joe? Where do things stand in your spiritual search since we last talked? Joe: Well, some […]

Posted in 1997, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Encounter on a Plane: Evidence for the Biblical God

by John M. Frame, Professor of Apologetics & Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary (CA) The following imagined and spontaneous exchange between author Frame and “Al”, his seat mate on an airplane, is excerpted here in mid-conversation from chapter nine of a new text, Apologetics to the Glory of God, by John M. Frame, ©1994, […]

Posted in 1995, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Morality as Evidence for the Existence of God

This year, between May and September, I have had no less than four couples already living together ask me to officiate at their wedding. Two of the four had a child. I decided it was time to launch a little first-hand study on the personal moral views of the contemporary cohabiting couple. Did they ever […]

Posted in 1994, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Is It Possible to Comprehend the Trinity?

Christians are monotheistic-we believe in one God. But we are also Trinitarian-we believe in a God who is revealed in three Persons. Each Person of the Godhead is fully Divine, yet  distinct from one another. The word “Trinity” does not appear in the Bible per se, but  the concept of a Triune God has always […]

Posted in 1994, By Topic, By Year, God, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment