If someone doesn’t have the mental capacity to believe in God (through birth or because of an accident or illness), how does God judge them? In his final talk for Gordon College, Michael Ramsden deals with the top questions that were raised by students during his visit.
In some nations there is an official separation between religion and politics, whilst in others the two are inextricably link.
What place should religion have when it comes to legislation? Should we support a theocracy or should we be framing our culture according to a particular worldview or religion? Ravi Zacharias suggests that we should be in favour of the latter (acknowledging the Christian foundation of our society), but he warns that “Any time religion is politicised it is in danger of extinction.”
How can we trust in a loving God when we see so much suffering in the world around us or if we experience it ourselves?
At OICCU’s main event in 2013 Vince Vitale tackles this very topic, as part of their ‘Born Loved’ week.
If God knew there would be suffering in the world why did he create something rather than nothing and why does he not now intervene on our behalf? In an interview that was first aired on Radio 2 on Palm Sunday, Sharon Dirckx introduces this topic, which she has addressed in her new book “Why?” There are no easy answers to the problem, but she affirms that God does care immensely about us and that he intervened on our behalf to give us hope of a new life where there would be no suffering.