Why Does God Kill Babies in the Old Testament?

why did God kill children in the Old Testament

Hosea 13:16, Luke 24:27

Perhaps the hardest question I’ve personally asked about the Bible is, “Why does God kill babies in the Old Testament?” I’ve never doubted God’s goodness, but if I’m being honest, seeing God command the death of children in the Old Testament has been very difficult to grapple with.

Intertwined (2 Free Sample Chapters)

Our Happiness Is Tied to God's Glory

Read two free sample chapters from my newest book, Intertwined: Our Happiness Is Tied to God’s Glory (Two Free Sample Chapters PDF)

As children we imagined we would find the perfect spouse, the perfect job, buy the perfect house, go on perfect adventures, and well . . . have the perfect life. Somewhere along the way, however, we quickly realized we will experience many things on this earth, but perfection is certainly not one of them.

Positive Psychology and Christianity

Science, Happiness, and God’s Greatest Commandments

the science of happiness bible christianity

Romans 13:8-10

To talk about happiness seems so trite, doesn’t it? Corny even. It certainly doesn’t feel like it has much impact on the weightier matters in life, most importantly our walk with God. As Christians, happiness is great, but obedience, that’s the real point to all this. Right?

2 Reasons that Disprove Meaninglessness

Proving Meaninglessness Disproves Meaninglessness

    reasons prove there is meaningActs 17:20-23

If you listened to the world, you’d come to the conclusion that the earth was made through a big, random explosions and through the course of time, organisms slowly evolved into all that we see before us. Random, dumb luck is the reason you and me are breathing oxygen this very moment. And if everything happened by luck, then there can’t really be any true meaning to life – only subjective meaning created in each individual rather than objective, global meaning applied to every human by a higher power.

Atheism Is Too Simple

Why Do We Long For A Story?

Atheism is too simple

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.-Hebrews 11:3

There is a common desire in people for a plot. Everyone seeks to find the rhythm to the pages their life is written upon. We all seek to understand the themes of life, whose who in the character list, and what part are we to play in the show unfolding before us.

Man’s Responsibility and God’s Sovereignty

The Emphasis Matters

man's Responsibility and God's Sovereignty

John 15:4-5

Man’s responsibility and God’s sovereignty are often seen as opponents. But within the Bible, these two go hand in hand. The Bible does not try to explain how these two can coexist without violating one another. The Bible simply explains how man’s responsibility is directly tied to God’s sovereignty.

Problems arise amongst Christians as we discuss the relationship between man’s responsibility and God’s sovereignty when we begin to put emphasis on truths that the Bible does not place emphasis on.

Why Can’t We Understand God Completely?

The Comfort of Not Comprehending

Why Can't We Comprehend God completely fully

Psalm 103:11, Isaiah 55:9

Why can’t we understand God completely?

It would be a great travesty if we were able to understand God completely.

Life is more than confusing. With all its twists and turns and movements without knowing where we are headed, it is no surprise that at times we wish we could fully understand what God is doing in our lives. If only we could know what he is up to, we reason, then we would be able to trust his love for us.