Answering the Toughest Questions About Suffering and Evil

Author: Bruce Bickel
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441231153
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bestselling Authors Tackle Difficult Issues for Believers and Doubters When it comes to the big questions about suffering and evil--Did God create evil? How could a good God allow evil? How could a loving God allow people to suffer?--Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz don't pretend to have all the answers. But they do know how to wrestle with uncertainty and doubt. They welcome questions, and in these pages they ask some of the most important ones you have about suffering and evil. With candor, insight, and a disarming touch of humor, they provide some answers to these critical questions, while leaving enough space--and grace--for you to keep wrestling, asking, and seeking Truth. There is no shame in asking--after all, even some of the greatest men and women in the Bible had doubts. Don't let your questions go unanswered. What you find might just change your life.

Orthodox Saints of the British Isles

Author: Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall
Publisher: St. Eadfrith Press
ISBN: 1542718228
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the first, and only, compendium to be written of the Lives of Orthodox Saints of the British Isles. Covering October through December, this fourth and final volume provides an enlightening guide to 161 of these inspiring and historic Orthodox men and women. These saints were not only key figures in the development of the Church; they are an intrinsic part of the fabric of the history of the British Isles, and by extension the entire Western world.

Our Daily Manna October December 2017 4th Edition

Author: Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781549848520
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Our Daily Manna October - December 2017, 4th Edition By Bishop Chris, A daily Devotional For Champions!Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe is a dynamic man of God with strong prophetic, healing, preaching and teaching ministries. Since he met the Lord and got born again on February 3rd 1976, as a student at the prestigious government college Ughelli, Delta State of Nigeria, he's been preaching the word in Creeks, Villages and cities with signs following.He is a qualified pharmacist (1983) from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in Nigeria. By the grace of God, he is the founder of the various Manna Prayer Mountain (MPM) worldwide. Many years ago, he served as an assisting founding pastor of the chapel of praise church under Bishop Isaac Nwaoji for years! The Lord called him into full time ministry in 1992, having combined pharmacy and ministry for 9 years. He got his Ph.d. in Theology, in 1999 and also on Sunday December 16th 2001, He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Theology by the Calvary Academy in collaboration with the Light House Christian University, Brooklyn, New York, USA.He is the president, board of governors of the Liberty Bible College International. Bishop Dr. Chris was the ex-president of the Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) in 1984 and has worked with many Christian bodies such as the scripture Union, The Nigerian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES), The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). On July 7th 2013, he was publicly ordained as Interdenominational Bishop by the United Pentecostal Collage of Bishops USA/Nigeria.

God in Captivity

Author: Tanya Erzen
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807089982
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It is by now well known that the United States' incarceration rate is the highest in the world. What is not broadly understood is how cash-strapped and overcrowded state and federal prisons are increasingly relying on religious organizations to provide educational and mental health services and to help maintain order. And these religious organizations are overwhelmingly run by nondenominational Protestant Christians who see prisoners as captive audiences. Some 20,000 of these Evangelical Christian volunteers now run educational programs in over 300 U.S. prisons, jails, and detention centers. Tanya Erzen gained inside access to many of these programs, spending time with prisoners, wardens, and members of faith-based ministries in six states, at both male and female penitentiaries, to better understand both the nature of these ministries and their effects. What she discovered raises questions about how these ministries and the people who live in prison grapple with the meaning of punishment and redemption, as well as what legal and ethical issues emerge when conservative Christians are the main and sometimes only outside forces in a prison system that no longer offers even the pretense of rehabilitation. Yet Erzen also shows how prison ministries make undeniably positive impacts on the lives of many prisoners: men and women who have no hope of ever leaving prison can achieve personal growth, a sense of community, and a degree of liberation within the confines of their cells.

A Mighty Current of Grace

Author: Alan Schreck
Publisher: The Word Among Us Press
ISBN: 1593254938
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Holy Spirit is the secret to the Church's growth and vitality—her "fountain of youth"! The Spirit is constantly renewing the Church, and the current age is no exception. In this book, theologian and author Dr. Alan Schreck writes a historical appreciation of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, now celebrating its fiftieth year—a renewal that has touched millions of Catholics throughout the world. Tracing the origins of the Renewal, Schreck outlines its characteristics, how it spread, what is meant by the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the charisms that are associated with it, and the communities that grew out of it. This book is for those who were involved in the Renewal and for those who want to know how the Spirit has moved so mightily in our own time and age.

Our Daily Manna

Author: Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520829272
Format: PDF, ePub
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November 2016 Day 21WHEN THE POPE LOST HIS COOL - 1 BASIC SCRIPTURE: EPHESIANS 4: 22-29The Pontiff of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, is known for his calmness and accommodating nature. In February 2016, while visiting Mexico, something unusual happened. The man of God lost his temper. Video footage showed that while the Pope was greeting a crowd of worshippers and admirers in Morella, Mexico, a devotee grabbed him by his cassock and wouldn't let him go. The person pulled so hard that the Pontiff lost his balance and fell into a wheel-chair bound man. Aides and security men stopped the Pope from falling to the ground. After he returned to an upright position, his face turned angry. He looked at the person, raised his voice and said twice in Spanish, "Don't be selfish". The Pope thereafter made a surprise move; he kissed the fellow on the head!What do you do when you lose your cool? In the face of provocation, the Pope after expressing his anger and disappointment, quickly kissedthe man on the head. Modern psychologists view anger as a primary, natural and mature emotion experienced at times by virtually all humans and it has a functional value for survival. They say anger can mobilize psychological resources for corrective action. What they kick against is uncontrolled anger.And that is exactly what the Bible says. Anger is allowed, but sin that comes as a result of anger is what God frowns at. Today's scripture is explicit about this. It clearly says, "Be ye angry, and sin not..."(vs. 26). Control your anger! Anger is an acidic substance that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to the vessel in which it is poured! People will rate you, hate you, shake you and break you. But how far you stand is what makes you! Never, never allow anger to control you! Shalom. In the storms of life , ODM is LIFE'S PARACHUTE. Give a soul/family a copy this week!PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 4: There's not a friend...1. Pray about today's word generally as led now.2. Repent from past uncontrolled anger.3. Satan, you are a liar; anger, bitterness, wrath, etc shall not be a tollgate to my destiny this year in Jesus name.4. I scatter every satanic agenda concerning the end of this year in Jesus name (Pray it very well).5. Pray about the remaining days of the year seriously now. Cancel any end-of-year BAD NEWS.6. Pray about today seriously and any other issue(s) affecting your peace.Get my new books: "Blasting Down Your Walls of Jericho" and "My Womb Must Open by Fire " from any bookshop nationwide.