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Old 11-01-2013, 01:30 AM
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I struggled mightily with these same issues as a teen and into my 20s. I wondered why God didn't seem to listen when I really needed him. I also had many doubts about whether he was just a fairy tail. It has been a life long journey. Be thankful that your daughter is honest. Read my book (free download at called: "iDoubt: When Faith Falters." Your daughter will find it to be quite unlike any book she has read. It will deal directly with many of her issues.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:34 AM
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God gave people free will. You should still love them.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by blessed23 View Post
God gave people free will. You should still love them.
I agree.
Just a couple of short stories:-

1) The last-but-one Minister of our church went to University as a young man, and committed atheist, to study sociology. There he met a Christian girl whom he fancied. She also liked him, but said that she would not get serious with him unless/until he became a Christian. He started to study the Bible and the faith seriously for the first time in his life, and the more he studied it the more he became convinced that the Christian faith is the only answer that makes sense. He became a Christian, went on to Theological College, and became a Baptist Minister. The girl became his wife, he became our Minister, and they have two beautiful children.

2) Alister McGrath was a Belfast boy who grew-up with a nominal childhood faith. He abandoned this in his teens and became an atheist. He was also very bright, went on to Oxbridge University to do a science degree, and then on to do a Doctorate in Quantum Physics. This led him in time to see the futility of atheism, and he became a Christian. He then did a Doctorate in Theology and this led him on to a number of senior appointments in theological colleges. He is currently Professor of Science & Religion at Oxford University, and one of the leading theologians in the UK. He regularly gives public addresses to students in explanation and defense of the faith.

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I'm Brian, Husband of Rita, Dad to Jonathan and Jennifer, and Granddad to Jessica and Grace.
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