Human beings were made for God (Psalm 100:3, Acts 17:26–27), but something has gone deeply wrong. Sin has cut us off from our Creator and left us out-of-sync with each other and ourselves.
The past few years have been challenging for many Baptist churches. Across the Southern Baptist Convention as a whole, we’ve seen the number of baptisms steadily declining. And while there are plenty of causes for thanksgiving…
Is it really true that these terrorist attacks have nothing to do with Islam? No. But neither is it true that most Muslims are terrorists or approve of terrorism. The relationship between Islam and terrorism is significantly more complicated than either of those extremes would allow.
For any theology that is to be faithful to Scripture, divine sovereignty and human responsibility must be upheld. Moreover, it must be upheld without denying other key tenants of biblical orthodoxy such as divine goodness, omnipotence, and omniscience.