New PDF release: A deep but dazzling darkness: exploring God's ''dark side''

By Jennifer Jill Schwirzer

ISBN-10: 1580191770

ISBN-13: 9781580191777

Is God love, or is He justice - can those images be reconciled?

Now you could discover God's darkish facet to solve, as soon as and for all, a stumbling block of religion that makes trusting God tricky for thousands. This eye-opening examine God's precise personality may also help you and others locate belief in a author who needs to stability justice and mercy.

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Perceiving herself to be alone and in no immediate danger, she lingered to consider its fragrant beauty, its desirability, its delicious mystery. All at once, she was not alone. Miraculously, a glittering serpent spoke. ’ ” (Genesis 3:1). Here was a miracle, indeed! From the tree that should have sheltered her enemy, she is unexpectedly engaged by an enchanting creature who has apparently received from its fruit the power of speech. What a captivating introduction! How well Satan understood what history has repeatedly borne out—that “the suspension of ‘natural and ordinary’ routines, to produce an atmosphere of awe, is implicit in the ideology of every cult”11—and every cult-style seduction.

My face is glowing with hope and innocence; my hair lies freshly washed against my bright-red choir robe. In my hands is a glowing candle. In my eyes is a kind of holy rapture, as if singing the sweet strains of the hymns of the first advent had temporarily transformed me into an angel. As I look at myself through this Kodak time tunnel, I recall feeling transported to heaven itself. I remember wanting to be holy and good as I sat dutifully in church beside the widow Mrs. Perkins, letting her call me her “pew pal” even though my brothers snickered.

We wondered aloud. Did he really let you have it? Molly Maguire, who knew everything about anything, assured us with an air of authority, “My brother, Joe, said it doesn’t feel like anything. The archbishop just says your confirmation name, sticks the oil on your forehead and barely even taps you on the cheeks. ” I wasn’t so sure. I’d never even been looked at by an archbishop, let alone slapped by one. ) And what about the oil? What were we supposed to do with the stuff? Molly had an answer.

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