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Where Is God When Things Go Wrong?

ISBN: 9780852345900
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We live in what has been called “a world with ragged edges.” Earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, fires, famine, and other natural disasters kill millions of people and injure countless others, sometimes wiping out huge numbers within a few hours. Every day, accidents claim an untold number of victims. Planes crash, trains are derailed, road vehicles collide, ships are lost at sea, buildings collapse, bridges give way, trees fall, machinery malfunctions. To make matters worse, disease cuts relentless swathes through humankind, causing immeasurable weakness, pain and fear, while “man’s inhumanity to man” brings a terrible toll of suffering. Yet the Bible claims that God is in sole and sovereign control of everything that happens in the entire universe, that he “works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will” and that he is “compassionate and gracious” and “abounding in love.” Is there any way in which all of this can hold together? The answer may surprise you!

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“God sometimes uses evil and suffering to provide a focal point for a believer’s faith” (Page 29)

“it is less important to know all the answers than to know and trust the one who does” (Page 28)

“there are times when suffering develops confidence in God’s transcendent wisdom” (Page 28)

“the existence of evil points towards the existence of God, not away from it” (Page 16)

“suffering reminds us of our physical frailty and of our dependence upon God” (Page 30)

  • Title: Where Is God When Things Go Wrong?
  • Author: John Blanchard
  • Publisher: Evangelical Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2005
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Suffering › Religious aspects--Christianity; Natural disasters › Religious aspects--Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9780852345900, 0852345909
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T03:46:38Z

John Blanchard is an internationally known author, teacher, apologist, and conference speaker. Some fifteen million of his publications are in print in over forty languages, and his best-sellers include Right with God, Ultimate Questions, Does God Believe in Atheists?, Truth for Life, Has Science Got Rid of God?, and Where is God When Things Go Wrong?"


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