Wait, What? We're Still Here?

Surprise! We’re still here. The world didn’t end Saturday. Perhaps David Meade is disappointed. Maybe even embarrassed. In a recent Washington Post article, “The man whose biblical doomsday claim has some nervously eyeing Sept. 23,” Meade sets out his case. It’s actually quite simple, “The Bible tells me so.” I used to think the Bible only tells me that Jesus loves me. Silly me. Meade is taking his place in the Hall of Doomsday Prophets. He might even end up next to a man from the Ancient Near East who believed long ago that God looked at humanity and saw they were sick. God opened the chest of every human being and examined each one’s heart. Hopeless. God quickly sewed them back together. N

Where Is God In All This?

Since time began, human beings have always sought to understand why bad things happen, and right now is no different as people try to figure out how we should look at Hurricanes Harvey and Irma coming back to back as well as the wildfires and earthquakes plaguing our land. When there are no scientific answers that satisfy, the tendency is to ascribe the event to God and look to God for explanation. Insurance policies speak of natural disasters outside human control as “acts of God”. Kirk Cameron, a former child actor, seems to believe hurricanes such as Harvey and Irma are messages from God. He said, “When he puts his power on display, it’s never without reason. There’s a purpose. And we m

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