By Brad Wilcox, John Hilton III
Has a question ever replaced your lifestyles? a superb query ... is like an alarm clock, wrote Elder Tad R. Callister. It awakens us out of our psychological doldrums [and] jump-starts our psychological engines. a lady used to be in a church assembly, learning Philippians 4:8: whatever issues are precise, ... sincere, ... natural, ...lovely, [or] of fine document; if there be any advantage, and ... any compliment, imagine on this stuff. She felt the Holy Spirit say to her, Is there something sincere, natural, or attractive on your cleaning soap opera? She needed to confess that this system used to be now not beautiful or of excellent record or praiseworthy. Then the Spirit whispered one other query: So what are you going to do approximately it? What this sister heard from the Spirit that day have been life-changing questions, and her choice to renounce her cleaning soap opera made a profound distinction in her lifestyles. the place do we locate questions that may wake up us out of these psychological and religious doldrums? renowned authors John Hilton III and Brad Wilcox aid us realize and think of fifty-two strong questions from the booklet of Mormon one for every week of the yr. One brief bankruptcy each one week has the ability to alter your existence. Have miracles ceased? Have ye inquired of the Lord? Have ye spiritually been born of God? recognize ye now not that ye are within the palms of God? Joseph Smith promised that we'd get closer to God during the e-book of Mormon than via the other e-book. thinking about its encouraged questions can propel us ahead to achieve that promise.
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53 The best we can do, Plantinga claimed, is to provide just a possible morally sufﬁcient reason why an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good God might allow evil. In his terminology, this is a defense, not a theodicy. That is, a defense describes a possible world that contains God and suffering and that is similar to the actual world, at least in the sense that it contains human beings, natural laws, and evils much like those in our world; and then the defense proposes a morally sufﬁcient reason for God’s allowing evil in such a possible world.
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52 Life-Changing Questions from the Book of Mormon by Brad Wilcox, John Hilton III