“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then He is not omnipotent.
Is He able but not willing?
Then He is malevolent.
Is He both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is He neither able nor willing?
Then why call Him God?”
Please bear with me for a little history. A few hundred years before the birth of Christ, famous Greek philosopher Epicurus proposed this series of questions and answers which has been often repeated. If God is all powerful and all loving, why does evil exist?
Why Not Me
I’ve heard different speakers during their call to action transition from “Who will do this” to “Why not you”. The problem with that is I can think of 30 reasons not to do just about anything- even if I know it REALLY needs to be done. Instead of asking “Why not me”, ask “What will this cost”. You can then decide if it’s worth the sacrifice. By approaching problems from the perspective that you CAN fix them, you will be in a better position to prioritize. You’ll get a lot more done, and more important stuff as well.
Who I Am and Why I Do This
I have been an average American Christian male – raised in church but devoted to myself. I have struggled with lying, laziness, pornography and fear. I have sat engrossed in television for more than 36 hours in a week and complained about not having time for intimate prayer or bible study.