Explains tragedy from a spiritual standpoint and how we should respond. Considers the question in depth, addressing the standard atheist challenge: why would a just and loving God permit... (insert your favorite atrocity here.) Examines the Prosperity Gospel – Name it and claim it! Is suffering due to our failure to live up to God’s requirements? Is it a test of our faith? Does God protect the righteous from all harm? Is adversity proof of our spiritual inadequacy? Does Karma play a role? How does the omnipotence of God relate to cosmic justice? Are we merely puppets of our genes and cultural conditioning, predestined to Heaven or Hell by an omnipotent Creator? Is God unjust to punish finite sins with an infinite sentence to Hell? What is the purpose of Hell? (And it’s not what you think.) What does sin have to do with Free Will? What’s the Bible truth about Free Will? How does it relate to suffering? How do Islam, the Butterfly Effect, and the Wiccan Threefold Law of Return relate to the topic? Discover the Truth for yourself!
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About the Author
M.E. Brines spent the Cold War assembling atomic artillery shells and preparing to unleash the Apocalypse (and has a medal to prove it.) But when peace broke out, he turned his fevered, paranoid imagination to other pursuits. He spends his spare time scribbling another steampunk romance occult adventure novel, which despite certain rumors absolutely DOES NOT involve time-traveling Nazi vampires! A former member of the British Society for Psychical Research, he is a long-time student of the occult and a committed Christian who sees himself as a modern-day Professor Van Helsing equipping Believers for battle against the occult Principalities and Powers that rule a world in darkness. (Ephesians 6:12) The author of three dozen books, e-books, chapbooks and pamphlets on esoteric subjects such as alien abduction, alien hybrids, astrology, the Bible, biblical prophecy, Christian discipleship, conspiracies, esoteric Nazism, the Falun Gong, Knights Templar, magick, and UFOs, his work has also appeared in Challenge magazine, Weird Tales, The Outer Darkness, Tales of the Talisman, and Empirical magazine. *I'm often asked how I square my Christianity and "messing around" with the occult, as if I'm partial to bestial things with a goat under the amber light of the moon or something. No so. I'm a student, in the same way I used to study Soviet weapons and tactics back when I was a US Army officer. This gives my work a unique perspective no matter what your belief system. I don't judge. I just present the information and let the reader decide.