Is hell in the bible? What if I quit church? Didn't Jesus die on the
cross to save everyone? Do I have free will? Is God mad at the world? Where's God? I don't understand the Bible! Am I going to burn in hell if
I sin? Is there a heaven? My pastor says I have to be baptized. Where is my dead mother? Is
Satan real? Does God really care if I love Him? Is there a hell? Why
is there so much evil in the world? Isn't God in control?
Q: I was excited to get your book
on free will. I will admit that I had the feeling I was about to step WAY out of
the norm. When I read your book, I finally found some ground that I could stand
on and someone who could show me what I was thinking. My question is, how do I
tell if God is telling me to do something, or if itís just me?
A: God will tell you whether itís right or wrong, whether by
conscience, by scriptural revelation, or by circumstance. Sometimes we wait and
wait for a sign, and the sign never comes. Rather, the ďsignĒ is in our
circumstances. That is, our circumstances make it evident what we should do. If
your house is burning down, you donít need a sign from God to get the hell out
of the house; God is already putting it on your heart what to do, and He has
already created the circumstance, so do it. There are no green lights with God,
only red ones. The green lights are God ordering our circumstances and painting
us into decisional corners.
I love making this much sense. Thanks for the question!
I am a spiritual seeker, just like you. I have sampled the religious
institutions of humans and found them unable to contain the greatness of God.
All my life, I have had deep questions about God and my relationship to Him: Why
am I here? Why is there so much evil in the world? Is the universe coming to an
end? What will happen to my unbelieving loved ones after they die? How important
is it to attend a church? I didnít find answers in church. In fact, most of the
churches I attended or visited didn't even want to hear the questions. Read more...
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hypocrisy, contradiction, and cult overtones in modern-day Christianity
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truly fascinating book." -Michael
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"Zender's conversational writing style turns discus- sion about strict religious dogma into a fun-filled frolic.
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