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We have two choices, Christians. We can either persist in this game of denial and deceive ourselves into thinking that we are being loyal to God by refusing to acknowledge His involvement in evil, or we can ask the Spirit to remove the scales of fear from our eyes and help us to face the intimidating truth which is clearly laid out in His Word. By His own choice, God cannot be theologically separated from evil, pain, suffering, torture, sadism, and every other hideous thing we come across down here. The same God who meticulously designed the eternal torments of Hell is standing right there when little girls are sold into sex slavery and He is the One who approves of their captors greatly profiting from their heinous crimes. Likewise, He opens the wombs of those who He knows will abuse and torture their children, while He strikes barren those who would lovingly care for them. No evil is hidden from God’s eyes down here. He not only sees everything we do to each other, He is standing right beside us as we’re doing it, carefully monitoring and limiting the activities of both abuser and victim. Such pictures deeply disturb us. We believe that if we accept the truth about God’s association with evil, we will have the reality of our loving God torn away from us. THIS IS A LIE. The more we accept God’s Truth without modifying it to suit our human needs, the more confident we will become in His love for ALL people, regardless of the horrors He puts them through. God IS good. He does do ALL things well. There is an ocean of comfort and peace to be found in these truths, but we will never unlock it until we are willing to let GOD define who He is and accept His intimate involvement in this world that He made.

Are you ready to go to the next level with God? Will you let Him stretch the boundaries of your theology yet again so that your understanding of Him might become that much more accurate? If we want to really know God, we must stop denying the clear picture He has given us in His Word of His intimate involvement with evil. God and evil are truly inseparable, yet His Character remains totally perfect, righteous and holy. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you better understand this most critical issue. Intimacy with God can only be acquired by the total acceptance of HIS Truth.

Anna Diehl, The Pursuit of God 26 Comments [9/30/2014 3:17:42 AM]
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Creedence Leonore Gielgud

A honest Christian. How refreshing.

9/30/2014 3:19:51 AM

Mister Spak

Next up: god made evolution.

9/30/2014 3:38:53 AM

Diatryma

Fifty Shades of God?? Thanks, but no thanks.

9/30/2014 3:42:51 AM

Jack Bauer

If good, then evil - but not if evil, then good?

9/30/2014 3:46:04 AM

Morningstar, Lucifer

Thank you, Anna. Quite frankly, I was beginning to wonder if you people were ever going to stop blaming me for EVERY. FUCKING.THING on god's green earth. I'm glad the record is finally set straight.

9/30/2014 3:50:36 AM

Goomy pls

The moment that the standard for what's good is a personal being (eg. Gobs), it loses all meaning and becomes completely arbitrary.

9/30/2014 3:51:29 AM

Reynardine

Ms. Diehl, if there were really an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, and eternal God who resembled your father so much, I would be one of many who would go to Hell and be proud of it.

9/30/2014 4:22:41 AM

Anon

Anna Diehl - one the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered fundies you ever set eyes on!

9/30/2014 4:28:12 AM

dionysus

Hate to burst your bubble but if God does evil then he is not good. He is neutral at best (lawful neutral alignment, most likely). Even Hitler was kind to his dog and his family and tried to do what's best for his country. That doesn't make him a good man. Not even donating all of his money to charity would wash away the evil of the Holocaust. Sorry to keep bringing up Hitler every time Anna Diehl makes a post but I think the comparison is surprisingly apt. If there was ever a Nazi comparison to be made that didn't run the risk of being a Godwin, it's definitely got to be when the comparison is with Anna Diehl's god.

9/30/2014 5:31:48 AM

OHP

++"God and evil are truly inseparable, yet His Character remains totally perfect, righteous and holy/"

Just like arsenic and painful death are inseparable, yet it remains totally safe, healthy and delicious. My statement is exactly as true as yours.

You may just be the first person too stupid to legally think without a court-appointed assistant, Anna.

9/30/2014 6:39:18 AM

Jonathon

Anna would let God stretch her boundaries, if ya know what I mean. Hubba hubba.

9/30/2014 7:06:46 AM

Professor von SCIENCE!!!

Are you ready to accept Khorne into your life? Remember, Khorne is life, Khorne is conflict.

9/30/2014 8:21:07 AM

pyro

Your theology is more internally consistent than a lot of them. I'll give you that.

But since you have no proof, I'd guess you made God in your own image. Eww...

9/30/2014 8:40:23 AM

Doubting Thomas

Worst sales pitch for Christianity ever. Even for Anna Diehl.

9/30/2014 9:49:51 AM

freako104

The devil thanks Anna Diehl for her proseltysing

9/30/2014 10:27:51 AM

whatever

I've never read such a load of drivel in my life. Apart from that thig about Leviathon in the bathtub perhaps... but the idea that this woman is actually in a position of trust as a Christian leader is rather scary. What does it take to have someone put away for psychiatric reasons?

9/30/2014 10:35:25 AM

Pule Thamex

Translation.

I'm as mad as a box of frogs and I know how to internet.

9/30/2014 11:26:26 AM

O

We have two choices, Christians.

Actually you have three. The third is to use more paragraphs.

9/30/2014 12:07:34 PM



Her dad must've fucked her in a Garfield mask. -Patton Oswalt

9/30/2014 12:47:02 PM

Ebon

Your god is a malevolent psychopath and you worship him purely from fear.

9/30/2014 1:08:21 PM

Liberal Christian

Theologically, this is inconsistent. God cannot be the author of evil and sin and still be omni-benevolent. So either God is just as bad as humans (meaning that WE made God in OUR image, not the other way around) or Satan is the author of evil and God for whatever reason allows him free reign on Earth. It's one of the two.

9/30/2014 6:31:53 PM

Anon

@Liberal Christian
What you've said is logical but she clearly has her own wicked definition of 'omnibenevolence'.

10/1/2014 12:14:35 AM



Nobody does, because it doesn't make sense

10/1/2014 7:28:53 AM

NeoFaust

@Professor von SCIENCE!!!

Screw Khorne, he's as bad as Ms Diehls God.

Slaanesh all the way.

10/1/2014 7:33:29 AM

JGC

"The same God who meticulously designed the eternal torments of Hell is standing right there when little girls are sold into sex slavery and He is the One who approves of their captors greatly profiting from their heinous crimes."

And this is someone we're supposed to revere, let alone worship? Seriously?

10/1/2014 12:16:34 PM

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