Recently I was having a conversation with two people, a woman named Naomi and a guy named Avram (he’s Jewish). I’m trying to craft a response to these guys (using Greg Koukl’s Tactics), and I may need a little help.
When I shared my faith with her, I asked her about her thoughts on Christianity, and through it I managed to show her what was the Gospels response to all of this, that when Jesus died for our sins, we are eventually redeemed in Him.
However, she said it didn’t make sense to her about how if such an all loving, all powerful, all knowing God could allow such suffering, especially for those that believe in God? To her, because He is all loving, He should not want this to happen, because He is all knowing, he should know this is happening, and if He is all powerful, he should be able to stop this right now.
As far as I understand, I have to ask her on what moral basis does she have to say that this is evil, but in regards to her response about allowing suffering for believers, I’m going to need quotes from the Bible that state that God doesn’t promise us that things will be well for His believers.
She also mentioned genocides, and why would God allow this to happen to us as well. I need a response for that too (with resources for further study, just so that I can personally familiarise myself with the material)
I mentioned to him that Jesus was God in human form. He stated that that wasn’t possible, because a human being is created, but I mentioned to Him that Jesus proves Himself by resurrection and miracles. He states however that the prophets themselves have done miracles, so does that mean that they too are The Son (This is Avrams Question)?
I understand that there is scriptural evidence in the Old Testament that points to Jesus, so I’m going to need that with explanations how, and then there is the facts that I need for the ressurrection.
Could someone provide resources for all of these for me, just for me to craft a response? Also, feel free to provide any extra info about these things if needed.
I’m doing all of this so that I can get some practice on using Greg Koukl’s Tactics.