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Are Deaths from Natural Disasters an Unavoidable Side-Effect of God’s Creation?

As amazing and beautiful as this physical universe is, it is also filled with almost unimaginable cataclysmic violence—which commonly brings suffering, pain, and death to the living residents of our earth—plant, animal, and human. Why did God create the universe

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Science Philosophy and History

What is the Biblical Basis for Humans becoming Angels after they Die?

Many Christians, and many people living in predominantly Christian cultures, believe that people who die become angels. This belief is reflected in numerous popular novels and movies, such as the classic 1946 American movie It’s a Wonderful Life, in which

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Posted in The Afterlife, The Bible Re-Viewed

Easter, Resurrection, and the Germanwings Airliner Crash

On March 24, 2015, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz took his place in the cockpit of Germanwings Flight 9525, originating in Barcelona, Spain. The destination was Düsseldorf, Germany. Lubitz had done his research. He was ready. He just had to wait for

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering

Seasons of Life

In January of 1969, a photo was published that forever changed our view of the earth, and of our place in the universe. The photo was taken on Christmas Eve day, 1968, by the crew of Apollo 8—the first humans

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History, Spiritual Growth

Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Annette and I are saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams yesterday, August 11, 2014, at the age of 63. He was a great and compassionate soul. His humor lightened the lives of millions of people around the

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering, The Afterlife

How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 4

Click here for Part 1 of this article. Click here for Part 2 of this article. Click here for Part 3 of this article. It’s time to face the music. It’s time to get busy and struggle with our faith.

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Spiritual Growth

How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 3

Click here for Part 1 of this article. Click here for Part 2 of this article. Part 2 dealt with God’s eternal perspective in creating and governing the universe and the people in it. One of the points made there

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Posted in Pain and Suffering

If You’ve been Married More than Once, Which One will you be With in the Afterlife?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Anna: If a widow remarries after Death of her husband, which one will she be with in her afterlife? Thanks for the good question,

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Afterlife

The Bible, Emanuel Swedenborg, and Reincarnation

“Do you believe in reincarnation?” I’ve been asked this question many times over the years. Sometimes it’s a litmus test question. The people asking already either believe in reincarnation or they don’t. If my answer agrees with their view, they’ll

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Afterlife, The Bible Re-Viewed

What Does it Mean When My Parents Die? Will I See Them Again?

In a spiritual conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life, a reader named Tom asks: I just stumbled upon your website in my spiritual search and I am glad I did. Over the last 3 years I have lost

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Posted in The Afterlife
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