Arguing with God

Arguing with God

Are there times God ‘zigs’ when you thought he should ‘zag’? Situations in which your understanding of God conflicted with what God did? 

Is it wrong to argue with God? 

It depends. What is your attitude, purpose, intent?

Some of God's most wonderful 'saints' had the audacity to argue with God: Abraham, Job, Jacob, Ananias, and others.

This series looks at some of these incidents. It attempts to discern some principles that we can build into our lives.

I trust that your appreciation for our God grows, and your relationship with Him deepens. 

Here are the posts in order:

1.  Arguing with God

2.  4 things from God's friend   

3.  Is your major strength your weakness?

4.  5 ways to resist God

5.  Does God change his mind?

6.  Why do bad things happened to good people?

7.  When you're angry with God

8.  Yes Lord, but ...

9.  So right, and yet so wrong

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So right, and yet so wrong

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Yes Lord, but ...

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When you're angry with God

Have you ever been angry with God? What caused that anger? How did you deal with it? If you answered “yes” to the first question, you may not have examined, or know the answer to, the other two.... View

Why do bad things happen to good people?

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Does God change his mind?

Does God ever change his mind? To explore and answer this question, let’s take a fresh look at an ancient incident.   An ancient incident The Israelites are in the wilderness waiting for Moses... View

Is your major strength your weakness?

  My alternate title was too long: How your major strength is your main weakness, and what you can do about it. Here are two questions for you. 1.     What is your main strength?  2.     Second,... View

4 things from God's friend

Are there times God ‘zigs’ when you thought he should ‘zag’? Situations in which your understanding of God conflicted with what God did?  How do you deal with these conundrums? Do you respond... View

Arguing with God

I once asked if we can argue with God. The immediate response was, “You can’t argue with God!”  I disagree, with qualifications. There are different ways and reasons for arguing that have to be... View