“You can’t figure out God.
Christianity is not true because it works.
In many cases, it does not work. That is to say, it does not solve all of the problems that we think it should solve. Those who become Christians because they were told it would fix their marriages, only to find themselves in divorce court, might well give up on Christianity. Those who expected to be free of sinful habits and desires after a conversion in which “sudden victory” was promised may find themselves disillusioned with God altogether soon thereafter, when they realize that they are still sinners saved by grace.
We are not called here this afternoon to judge God. God didn’t promise any of us health, wealth, and happiness. In fact, he tells us that we who expect to share in Christ’s glory will also participate in his suffering. [Romans 8:17] Christianity is true, not because…
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