Why Do Bad Things Happen?

As we continue our series on, “God’s Grand Framework,” we address the question of why bad things happen if God is omnipotent and desires a world full of love and goodness? Watch above or listen to this episode on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing to the 1208PODCAST on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

When God’s Anointed Fail

Extravagant experiences do not automatically make you a better Christian. In fact, we’ve all heard of powerful Charismatic preachers who have had affairs or embezzled money. Many cessationists are quick to jump on such leaders and say, “See! Everything they ever did was a lie! God wouldn’t perform miracles through such a sinner!” But that’s…

Azazel

In Leviticus 16 there are two goats: one given to Yahweh, and one given to Azazel. But who’s Azazel? And why is he given a goat? And what does it have to do with a message in our series on the Gospel of Matthew? Learn more about tonight’s message in Michael Heiser’s book, The Unseen…

Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?

Throughout the years I’ve heard people say that God “allows” bad things to happen to us—which is often the theological conclusion that people come to when they deal with the question of, “Why do bad things happen if God is all powerful?” This has always been a complicated question for Christians to work with, but…

The Strange Interaction at the Fall

No matter how many times I reread Genesis, I find there’s always something new to learn. In this case it was my friend Janae at Bible study last night who pointed out how it was strange that of all the things Adam could have been afraid of after he ate from the tree, it was…