Evil proves there is a God

  • A Changed Life

    Jen got a Call from a student at SRU.  She got to hear a story of a female SRU student that she had talked to a few times.  The young lady had heard the gospel while talking to Jen on campus.  She realized the evil in her homosexual relationship.  She repented and placed her trust in Jesus.  She started going to a good church during the summer.  She decided to go to a different college this year, so she would not be tempted by the LGBTQ culture at SRU.  We are so grateful to God.   Please pray for her.

    The First week in August I spent in NYC.  We had 2 days of training for the Campus Leaders and then several days of outreach.  We did many interesting outreaches on the subways.  We had several sinners anonymous meetings.   One gentlemen comes into the subway car thanking everyone for coming to the meeting.  He asks for people to give their testimony and then when no one does he gives his own.  Then he pleads with people again to stand up and give their testimony.  After a third plea one of us stands up and gives our testimony.  Here is a picture of me giving my testimony of coming to Christ.  Then two others stand up and give their testimony.  As you can see by the young lady here everyone is listening and surprised.    In the one location we did this others had almost been arrested for preaching the gospel a few days earlier and we had the same guards tell the complainers to sit and be quiet so that they could see all that would happen.    A little creativity can go a long way for finding a way to share the gospel.  Many people heard the gospel.

    The parks in NYC are a wonderful place to witness.  People go to the parks to interact with others.  We had many wonderful conversations.   These two had many questions and ended up talking to several Christians about Jesus.  Pray that God is changing their hearts.

    Hundreds of people heard the gospel via open air evangelism in the parks.  God drew several large crowds to hear the gospel throughout the week.  Some crowds gather because of apologetics like here.

    We gathered crowds using IQ tests and trivia as well.  Either way everyone heard a good gospel message.  What a wonderful week we had in NYC.



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Evil proves there is a God

Many people say there is no such thing as a loving God because evil exists. They say things like, "If there was a loving God, why would he let all of these terrible things happen?" 

But by asking questions like that, aren't they really conceding that certain acts are evil?  And when they say that there is evil, aren't they making a moral judgment?  And if so, doesn't that also show they have a standard of good against which acts can be deemed evil?  After all if there is no standard of good against which to judge, then there cannot be any judgment of wrong or evil.

And so we can see that such people effectively agree that there is a standard of both good and evil in the world, and that such judgments are based on morals.

But where do those morals come from?  If everything comes from random chance over time and there is nothing objective, then we cannot have an objective standard to say that there is evil in the world.  Yet because we ask why there is evil, we must accept there is a standard against which we judge.

That standard came from God.  He wrote His law, the standard of good and evil, on each of our hearts.  That standard of good and evil is also called the 10 commandments.

When we break one of these moral laws we feel uncomfortable.  That's because we all know it is morally wrong to steal, murder and commit adultery; yet we break moral laws and deny our wrongdoing anyway.  Why?

The Bible tells us why.  It says that we "suppress the truth in unrighteousness".  That means we know there is a God and we know that we will have to give an account when we stand before him (after we die).

So what happens when we stand before God?  To answer that, we have to understand a bit about God's character.

First, God is holy (uncorruptable).  Second, He is just.  Third, He is all-knowing.  Combine those characteristifcs, and when we honestly think about standing before him to be judged for all the things we've done in life, we have to at least be worried; and if we have even more understanding of how high His standard off good is, we should be completely terriried.  God is just and we will have to give an account for each of our thoughts words and deeds.  And He will have no choice but to punish wrongdoing (or He'd be a corruptable judge).

But fortunately for us, God is also merciful.  So rather than have us pay the penalty for our sins, He sent his only Son Jesus to live a perfect life and die on the cross in our place.  Unfortunately that meant Jesus had to die (because the Bible says the wages of sin is death). 

Yet Jesus didn't sin.  Thus God was still just in having Jesus rise from the grave 3 days later.  And in doing so, God completely satisified His judegment, sentencing, and His supreme ethic of love by loving us so much that He paid the penalty of death for sins we committed.  It's the greatest gift of grace, mercy and love ever shown.

That's why we must repent and trust that Jesus did this for us.  Receive God’s mercy now! Repent and trust in Jesus!

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