Archive for the Answering Difficult Questions Category

Should Christians Grieve?

Guest post by Jim Davis Jim and I became friends several years ago at the Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference. I love his writing and insight into tough issues. He will be writing guest posts for me while I’m in India for ten days.  Jim gives us a glimpse into some of the questions he addresses in his new book coming out in January, 2014, titled Why Me? And Why That’s the Wrong Question. I’ve been

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Why Didn’t God Create a World Without Pain?

Guest post by Jim Davis Jim and I became friends several years ago at the Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference. I love his writing and insight into tough issues. He will be writing guest posts for me while I’m in India for ten days.  Jim gives us a glimpse into some of the questions he addresses in his new book coming out in January, 2014, titled Why Me? And Why That’s the Wrong Question. When God

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Can a Christian Commit Suicide?

I’ve been asked on several occasions if a Christian can commit suicide. The answer is yes. I have personally known two Christians who committed suicide, and there is no question about their salvation. Both suffered from severe depression, and it led them to despair. Both were vibrant in their faith and made a positive impact in the lives of others, including mine. Some Christians feel strongly that a true believer cannot commit suicide. If he does,

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What is Lordship Salvation?

  As I have discipled women, a number of questions come up concerning assurance of salvation. One question I’ve been asked is, “Does Christ need to be Lord of my life in order to be my Savior?” There are two main views concerning this question. 1. Lordship salvation: Some say if He’s not your Lord, then He’s not your Savior. Those who believe in lordship salvation maintain that you must submit to the lordship of Christ

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Does Hell Really Exist?

I was recently asked, “How can a loving God send anyone to such a horrible place as hell?” God doesn’t send anyone to hell. Man sends himself by rejecting God’s offer of salvation. We are all sinners, and the penalty for sin is eternal separation from a holy God. Paul writes in 2 Thessalonians 1:9 that those who do not know God or obey the gospel “will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the

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