I love this post by Bruce Cooper. For many years, I called myself an “agnostic, almost an atheist.” I believed that with my high Mensa IQ, I was much too intelligent to believe in “God and other fairy tales.” I did not understand how an all-knowing, all powerful, God of LOVE could allow so much trauma and grief in my life, and in the whole world. Starving children? Babies born horribly deformed? Wars and earthquakes and tsunamis that kill thousands of people in a single day? Cancer? Child abuse? My list of grievances against the God I refused to believe in was endless.
Furthermore, I wanted to live life MY way, not the biblically moral way. Starved for love, I wanted to continue my quest of desperately looking for love in all the wrong places. Hmmm, right. “Love.”
When I eventually, inevitably came to the end of myself, I finally cried out to the God whom I did not believe in, and I asked Him to please show me if He exists or not. It did not happen overnight, but it did happen! And now, as I contemplate the truths in Bruce Cooper’s article below, I wonder how I was ever so blind as to NOT believe in the truth and reality of Jesus Christ!
PS: Regarding my questions about why an all-powerful, all-knowing, God of love would allow so much evil and trauma in this world — I still don’t have answers to my many questions. But I have learned, beyond any doubts, that the great Creator really, truly is a God of amazing grace and perfect LOVE. I also realize that God’s IQ is far higher than mine. Therefore, I trust Him — even when life hurts and I do not understand. ❤Yet Here We Are — Reasoned Cases For Christ
The “Pale Blue Dot” picture above, is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers. If one endeavours to envision the vastness of the universe, our earth is but a speck of sand in an ocean of sand […]Yet Here We Are — Reasoned Cases For Christ