I’ve written about my spiritual journey here – about doubt and enlightenment and change. And as I’ve wrestled with these things over the past 10 years, I’ve learned to relax – my “crisis of faith” has slowly become part of who I am, and, I believe, has made me a better (and happier) man.
Rachel Evans writes about these same things…but in a way that’s so beautiful, so compelling that I had to share it with you. She’s one of my spiritual journey heroes.
“But the questions that have weighed most heavily on me these past ten years have been questions not of the mind but of the heart, questions of conscience and empathy. It was not the so-called “scandal of the evangelical mind” that rocked my faith; it was the scandal of the evangelical heart…
I heard a theology professor explain the other day that he had no problem whatsoever with God orchestrating evil acts to accomplish God’s will, for that is what is required for God to be fully sovereign! When asked if this does not make God something of a monster, he responded that it didn’t matter; God is God—end of story.”
Read Rachel’s article “The Scandal of the Evangelical Heart” HERE
“It’s right for God to slaughter women and children anytime he pleases. God gives life and he takes life. Everybody who dies, dies because God wills that they die.” – John Piper
“Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.” – Thomas Paine