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What does the future hold?

All worldviews have a vision of the future. That’s what my new book, Starting at the End, explores.  Many believe that history is moving in a straight line toward an exact goal. This is called a linear view of history. Everyone wonders what that future goal will bring. In a naturalistic worldview, devoid of the [&hellip

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The End is here!

My new book, Starting at the End, is hot off the press, available from Concordia Publishing House! Is there any more intriguing topic than the future? Will humankind exterminate itself, come together in a peaceful existence, or be ushered into eternal states of heaven or hell after the Judgment Day of God? People want to [&hellip

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The end of suffering: an easy life or eternal life?

This whole series of blogs on suffering started on Feb. 1 with the blog, “Is suffering the biggest reason for atheism?”  (http://www.bradalles.com/is-suffering-the-biggest-reason-for-atheism/ )  Let’s bring this to a close with some concluding thoughts.  When both Paul and James said to rejoice in suffering, it is because the maturing Christian understands that there is a reason for [&hellip

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Questions when suffering: For what purpose? (Part 4)

Questions enter our mind when we suffer.  “Is God seeking revenge on me?”  “Is God unfair?”  Remember what James 1:5 says: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” It’s okay to ask God questions;  just ask the [&hellip

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