CHRISTIAN LIVING

What does living as a “Christ follower” mean for your everyday life?

Is Evil an Illusion?

By Dr. Ron Rhodes | December 15, 2021

Some religious groups today claim that the present world we perceive with our five senses is an illusion. The way to recognize and overcome this illusion is to follow certain…

God Sometimes Says “No”

By John Ankerberg Show Staff | December 8, 2021

Throughout my long life as a Christian, God has answered many prayers in amazing ways. I praise Him for that! There have also been times when God—for His own sovereign reasons—said “no” to my prayers. I do not understand why, but He said “no,” and I continued to trust Him anyway.

God Can Bring Good Out of Evil

By Dr. Ron Rhodes | November 30, 2021

Going to the dentist can involve short-term pain that leads to long-term benefits. Similarly, God sometimes purposefully allows us to experience short-term pain because of the long-term benefits that eventually…

God’s Discipline and Christian Suffering

By Dr. Ron Rhodes | November 22, 2021

It may surprise some Christians to learn that some of the pain and suffering we experience during earthly life comes directly from the hand of God. I am referring to…

The Role of Satan and Demons in Human Suffering

By Dr. Ron Rhodes | November 19, 2021

Satan is pictured in Scripture as being extremely powerful and influential in the world. He is called the “prince of this world” (John 12:31), “the god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4), and the “ruler of the kingdom of the air” (Ephesians 2:2). He is also said to deceive the whole world (Revelation 12:9: 20:3). He is portrayed as having power in the governmental realm (Matthew 4:8-9; 2 Corinthians 4:4), the physical realm (Luke 13:11, 16; Acts 10:38), the angelic realm (Jude 9; Ephesians 6:11-12), and the ecclesiastical (church) realm (Revelation 2:9; 3:9).

Why Doesn’t God Abolish All Evil Immediately?

By Dr. Ron Rhodes | November 8, 2021

Atheists and agnostics often claim that if there were indeed a God who is both all-good and all-powerful, He should abolish all evil immediately. If you’ve ever wondered why doesn’t…

Does Evil Prove God Is Finite?

By Dr. Ron Rhodes | November 2, 2021

Some claim that the existence of evil in the world indicates God must be limited in power and is therefore finite. They suggest that God may want to do away…

Evil Does Not Disprove God is Good

By Dr. Ron Rhodes | October 26, 2021

Misunderstood Bible Verses Consider this trifold dilemma: 1. God is all-powerful. 2. God is all-good. 3. And yet, evil exists. Many have struggled to make sense of this trifold dilemma.…

Evil Does Not Disprove God

By Dr. Ron Rhodes | October 21, 2021

Today we face the reality of both moral evil (evil committed by free moral agents, involving such things as war, crime, cruelty, class struggles, discrimination, slavery, ethnic cleansing, suicide bombings, and various injustices) and natural evil (involving such things as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and the like). Atheists typically claim that such moral and natural evil disproves the existence of God.

This Is Only a Test

By R. L. Wilson | June 21, 2021

I cannot even begin to tell you how many times it’s happened to me. I attend a spiritual retreat, or a weekend of immersion in Scriptures, and come away on…