Difficult Theological Questions

Session One – Bible: Fact, Fiction, or Fantasy?!

Presented by Dr. David Hoffeditz

The attack against God’s Word goes all the way back to Genesis 3. Satan has longed for humanity to question, deny, and disobey God’s Word. While the nuances of his attacks may vary, his modus operandi has not. This morning we will examine five common arguments leveled against the Bible.

Session Two – God: Old Man in the Sky, Dictator, or Distant Father?!

Presented by Dr. David Hoffeditz

The sovereignty of God has been defined as “God is continually involved with all created things in such a way that he (1) keeps them existing and painting the properties with which he created them; (2) cooperates with created things in every action, directing their distinctive properties to cause them to act as they do; and (3) directs them to fulfill his purposes” (Grudem, Systematic Theology, 315). Such a definition raises several questions. Three particular questions we will address in this study pertain to humanity’s freewill, the existence of evil, and God’s providence. Philosophers and theologians have sought to explain this tension between these three categories by redefining God, freedom, and/or responsibility.