Everything looks good in God’s creation until this serpent figure shows up in Genesis 3. So who is he? And what about the use of the word “Satan” later in the Scriptures? Is there a discernible backstory here? What was this being’s original purpose? How did he become what he did? These questions may not be answered as definitely as we have assumed or as we would like, but we can at least discern some plausible information.
War. Poverty. Starvation. Disease. Why? This is an involved question, and many people cite some form of "The Problem of Evil" as why they do not believe in God. We explore issues of evil and issues of pain as part of our "Faith Challenge" series.
In a world where war, oppression, and other forms of injustice seem to never cease, how much blame should be laid at the hands of religion? Would the world be a better place without religion? This is part of our "Faith Challenge" series.