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A: In the wake of the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, where at last report 12 people were killed and several dozen were wounded earlier today, AiG reached out to our friends at Calvary Chapel Aurora this morning. AiG President Ken Ham conducted a seminar at this church last month. The church informed us that Pastor Ed Taylor and other pastors on the staff were at area hospitals to minister to the wounded and their families, and also to family members who are grieving the loss of loved ones.
When AiG conducted its seminar at the church—located about 15–20 miles from Columbine High School where in 1999 a shooting rampage killed 15 people—Ken dealt with the question, “Why does God allow death and suffering in the world?” He explained that the Bible provides the history of what’s wrong with this world. In Genesis 3, God teaches us that death, bloodshed, diseases, and suffering are consequences of sin. Yet even with sin in our world, Ken declared that people can know there is meaning and purpose in life through Jesus Christ, and that by receiving Him they can be saved for eternity.
Continue reading our response to this devastating event.
When hard times hit, even seasoned Christians find themselves asking, “Why?” In this powerful book, apologist and Bible teacher Ken Ham makes clear the hope-giving answers found in the pages of Scripture, with sensitivity to the person whose perception of God has been calloused by tragedy.
A dark night indeed: Tragedy in Colorado is a stark reminder of the sin and death that clouds this world.
The telltale tooth: Can Karabo catch up with Lucy’s legacy?
Dolphins-by-design: How dolphins were able to “evolve such large noggins” is the “just so story” recently brought to light.
Arsenic and old lake: The “most alien life-form yet”—also known as GFAJ-1—has faced an uphill battle since first being described in Science in 2010.
Theistic evolution: It isn’t a matter of what God could have done but rather a matter of what God said He did.
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