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By Ken Rich, 2016-03-05
Why does God allow suffering? Theologians and philosophers have struggled with this question for ages. After all, if God is all powerful and all knowing, can't he prevent or stop it? For some people, this is a stumbling block to faith and they never get past it.
I would not be so presumptuous as to claim an authoritative answer that others have missed. However, I do think there are some insights into this mystery, that God has provided in his Word.
The problem of suffering appears to be centered around free will. God created us (and the angels) with free will, and if he had not, we would be mere robots - not truly alive. He created us as free moral agents with the ability to choose...
By Ken Rich, 2009-06-04
Romans 11:32 God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
We wouldn't need mercy if we were righteous. Whether it is nations and people groups, or individuals, we all have a common affliction and a common need for mercy and forgiveness. I think it is only when we try and fail, when we stumble and fall, do we recognize our true condition and perceive our need for God. Perhaps that's why he gives us so much freedom.
I like to characterize myself as an old sinner saved by grace. None of us are getting saved any other way! I even call the album I am working on " Songs from a Sinner ". It's what I was (big time), and without Jesus, it is what I...
By Ken Rich, 2009-07-24
Check out this testimony below - it's one of the most powerful I have ever seen.
Barry Mayson had drug addictions, a tough life, some very serious obstacles to overcome, but he was still saved! He even converted the "hit-men" sent to kill him and later founded a Christian Biker Ministry.
If you think you (or someone you know) is too far gone, too steeped in sin to ever turn back - think again. We serve an awesome God! Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear...
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By Ken Rich, 2018-01-04
There is a very dangerous doctrine that has become wildly popular today. You have no doubt been exposed to it at one time or another. Perhaps you have even bought into it, I did myself at one time.
It was placed in the notes of the Scofield Reference Bible, and various Bible commentaries. It was popularized by best-selling books such as The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey and the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye. It is loudly trumpeted by numerous televangelists such as Jack Van Impe , and John Hagee.
I am talking about a false view of end time prophecy, or eschatology. A counter-reformation doctrine called futurism which was developed by the Jesuit Francisco Ribera (1590)....
By Ken Rich, 2017-11-10
Some people seem to have forgotten that it is God who divided men up into different nations and that he did it for a very important reason. Let's take a look at what the word of God has to say about this topic.
Genesis 6:11 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined
By Ken Rich, 2010-07-27
By Ken Rich, 2012-01-20
This is an article which could be considered offensive if taken out of context. I am speaking about a system, a power, an institution, a city/state that is a sovereign country. I love the Catholic people enough to tell them the truth about the system that subjugates not only them but much of the world. My quarrel is not with the Catholic people, but with the Vatican. In fact, some of my best friends are Catholics, and my own Father was an altar boy.
The Apostle Peter stated what is my sincere hope and...
By Ken Rich, 2012-01-19
If you have ever tried to witness to a committed Catholic, you may have discovered how frustrating it can be. However, there are resources available which can be very helpful in leading them to Biblical truth and faith in Christ alone for salvation.
Papal primacy from Peter, the claim that the canon of scripture was given to us by the Popes, and other common errors taught by Rome are refuted on any number of Christian apologetic websites.
Here are a few examples. Some are resources generally...