Unfiltered Episode 20: DGOC - Repent?
Darned Good Objections to Christianity Episode #20 - Repent???? Don’t let the religious connotations fool you. Repentance is really just about feeling the pain of our mistakes and turning it around. Globally and close to home, I’d say we’re feeling some pain! Let's heed the warning shot.
Unfiltered #19: DGOC - Hell & Evil
Hellfire and damnation? Devil and demons? I was skeptical, too. But the real-life evidence seems to align with what the Bible says on the subject. Especially these days, this is a fine topic to explore. Tune in... • 1 John 4:8 • 1 John 4:19 • James 1:17 • John 1:12-13 • Romans 8:31 • John 15:16 • Ephesians 1:4 • Revelations 3:20 • 2 Peter 3:9 • Revelation 3:20 • John 3:16 Resources: • Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis • Frank Peretti
Unfiltered 19: DGOC - The Problem of Suffering
What do we make of a God who seems to allow suffering and injustice? Here are 7 key truths for some perspective. Verses: 1. Suffering is a reality of life for all of us; it’s unavoidable John 16:33 Matthew 5:43-45 2. Given to God, suffering builds faith, endurance and can make us better people James 1:2-8 1 Peter 1:6-8 Romans 8:28 3. Suffering is temporary and fleeting—this side of heaven and in light of eternity. 1 Peter 5:10 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 4. Suffering can makes us more compassionate and equip us to help others 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 5. Suffering helps us cultivate community and depending on others Galatians 6:2 James 2:14-26 6. Suffering Prepares us for Eternity 1 Peter 4:13 l Romans 8:17 7. Suffering draws us closer to God and leads us to rely on God, which is always best for us. His motive is love. 2 Corinthians 12:9 Philippians 4:13 1 Peter 5:7 1 John 4:16 The Antidote: John 3:16 Resources: There are many more, but these two are very good: The Problem of Suffering, C.S. Lewis The Path Through Suffering, Elizabeth Elliott
Unfiltered Episode 16a: DGOC: Law v Love PART 1
One of the most destructive and painful misunderstandings about Christianity—Frankly, both for Christians and for others—is that it’s all about rules and self-improvement. It’s not. And that’s really Good News. For background and references see https://issuu.com/yosuico/docs/unfiltered_episode_16_-_dgoc_-_law_vs_love_handout