How Normal People Move Toward Evil

The first and most basic step toward doing something evil is when you consider another person as something less. Less godly. Less good. Less human. When Europeans decided Africans with their superstitious religions were less godly, with their cannibilistic ways were...

Should We Blame God for Tragedies, Deaths?

All have faced, or will face, tragedy, misery, illness and death. Events will occur that appear unfair, leading most of us to question if any sense of cosmic justice and mercy truly exists. Natural disasters will claim thousands of lives, and the victims will include...

Fate of Goodness

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on September 18, 2011.  Getting Serious: Loving Goodness Luke 5:1-11 Morning Prayer: Merciful Father, whose faithfulness overcomes our frailty and whose forgiveness outlasts each of our sins,...

No Easy Answers to Why God Allows Suffering, Evil

There is probably no greater argument for God’s non-existence than the problem of evil. Theodicy, a term used by philosophers and theologians to define the problem of evil, is a problem for theists because if God exists as an all-knowing, all-powerful and...