In the aftermath of any natural disaster, especially one so brutally and indiscriminately devastating as the Japan tsunami, the cries “Where was God?” and “How could a loving God . . . ?” grow louder than usual. Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden is the ultimate cause of the death and suffering we see in the world today.
The peace, or shalom, of the original creation’s order was disrupted by humanity’s early insurrection against our Creator. When the man and the woman exalted themselves as gods—in league with the serpent—God pronounced a curse upon everything under the rule of humans—and that curse impacted everything.
We are not going to have all the answers as to why things like sickness have been allowed to happen. God has a sovereign plan far greater than we could imagine. “
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3).
Reach out and help where you can as the Bible commands us. Be ready to give answers about how Christians can reconcile a God of love with death, suffering and destruction. But the most important issue that we should all make our highest priority concerns the state of people's souls. After all, each soul will live forever in heaven or hell.
Disease, an enemy in a once-perfect creation, does not provide evidence of evolution but rather shows the destructive and often deadly effects of sin.
Skeptics often claim that the God of the Bible is a cruel, vindictive God, but the Bible paints a different picture—God is a good and loving God.
How should we understand the horrible devastation and human suffering caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods?
At some point, everyone struggles with tragedy. Without the Bible’s account of creation, there are no good answers.
Aging is a result of Adam’s fall. But can we do anything to ease the effects of aging or extend our life span?
It seems you can’t turn on the news without hearing about another disaster.
As our loved ones walk through the valley of death, how do we endure to find joy at God’s table of grace?
We know death and suffering aren’t God’s fault—they are the result of living in a sin-cursed world. And Bible-believing Christians have hope in the midst of pain.
Why do innocent people and animals have to face the consequences of Adam and Eve’s sin?
Only God’s Word can give us answers about suffering—and offer comfort.
Nature isn’t all peace and beauty. But even the dark side of creation can tell us something about God’s grace.
Ken Ham’s Twitter post and the accompanying post on Facebook pertaining to Dr. Stephen Hawking’s death quickly garnered dozens of responses.
If God is so good, why is this world filled with suffering and death? The answer is plainly described in Genesis 1–3. God created a “very good” world, but Adam’s rebellion brought a curse and death. The disease and death in the fossil record reflect this curse.
Do Christians accuse God of calling cancer, brain tumors, and death “very good”?
This world is broken and can’t seem to find its way. Where is the all-knowing, loving Creator God in the midst of all this pain and suffering?
Why do bad things happen? Human beings seek to reconcile their understanding of an all-powerful, loving God with the seemingly endless suffering around them.
Bill Nye not only connects fear of death with rejection of evolution but even explains this seemingly “irrational” notion as a result of human evolution!
When times are great, we should praise God and thank Him for His goodness. When times are tough, we should do the same and lean completely on Him.
The tragic school shooting in Connecticut is another vivid reminder that we live in a fallen and sin-cursed world. Our hearts go out to those affected by this tragedy.
Each year on September 11, Americans recall the horror of the 2001 terrorist attacks against the USA.
It’s one of the most sobering anniversaries that Americans (especially those over the age of 18) will ever commemorate—recalling the horrible terrorist acts that struck America 10 years ago today.
When children grow up around violence, they need to see that this is not the way it's supposed to be. This isn't normal.
We look back on appreciation for Paul’s talent and ministry that will continue inside the museum.
Many Christians have been led to believe that the debate over the age of the earth is unimportant because it is “just a side issue.” In reality, however, this thinking is erroneous.
The events of September 11, 2001 are etched on my mind. I know precisely what I was doing on that day, when the airplanes were crashed into the Twin Towers. I was planning my father’s funeral.
“Why is there death and suffering?” is an oft-asked question, but there is little doubt that exactly five years ago, it was on the minds of nearly everyone.
I woke up on the Labor Day holiday in the USA (September 4) to hear the news that the famed “Crocodile hunter,” Steve Irwin, died in Queensland Australia.
How can the tragic, totally unexpected death of a 17-year-old young man produce anything good?
Why did a 16-year-old Minnesota student go on a shooting spree and cause the deadliest school shooting in the USA in six years?