Tuesday, February 05, 2008
In the video above, Dr. James White addresses atheist Christopher Hitchens' complaint that man was suffering for a long time, while God was just watching.
What is the answer?
Hitchens has not addressed Christianity. Christianity asserts that God has had a plan from the very beginning and that nothing comes to pass that is not part of God's plan, and that is not for the best.
Of course, many things come to pass that are not the "best" for that particular person, but the appropriate worldview is God's perspective, not that of the individual man.
Christianity is not a form of theofic humanism, in which God plays the role of Santa Claus to a deserving mass of humanity. Instead, Christianity is a God-centred religion in which all that is, is directed to His glory.
May our Creator and Provider be praised!