Well, it has finally happened. The new movie Noah, starring Russell Crowe in the title role, has been released. And, true to form, the reviews have gone haywire. Some are touting it as a masterpiece. Others are decrying it as blasphemy. Some are pushing for everyone to see it. Others are saying you shouldn’t waste your time and money. All this hubbub, however, especially in the Christian world, leaves me with a few questions…
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As one looks around the Church today it seems there is a lot of imbalance regarding the character of God. To a large number of people He seems to be the great Sugar Daddy in the sky that exists to fulfill their every whim and fancy. To others He appears to be an austere Being who is constantly angry and poised with an upraised fist, just waiting for the moment He can gleefully rain down fiery judgment on sinful mankind. Talk about extremes! While both these pictures have an element of truth to them, it is easy to see that we need to move toward a more balanced view of the Lord.
Is God good? If so, then why is there evil and suffering in the world? Have you heard this before? If you’re like me, you’ve wrestled with it yourself.
So begins David Flowers excellent post titled Is God Good? It’s an issue that Christians in every age have had to address. It’s a question that has been pondered through the ages by sages, philosophers, theologians, housewives, businessmen, preachers, et all. It is one of those questions that is well worth some serious thought.
Brother David does a splendid job of helping us find the answer, especially in light of the evil in our world today. The short video at the end of his article is a real gem you won’t want to miss.
Do yourself a favor, go to David’s blog and read the whole article. It provides some great insight for those seeking to live in the Reign.