If at any time, we as believers give an impression that we have the answers for every "godly debate" then that is a wrong impression. Nobody has all the answers, except God. And God in His own discretion has chosen not to overwhelm us with all the answers—at least not on this side of life.
May I emphasise this: The fact that I am a Christian doesn't mean that I have all the answers pertaining to the nature and the workings of God. And I have decided not to defend God—He can defend Himself. The only thing that I can defend is my faith. This defence is not confrontational. Defending faith means not allowing someone to take it away from our heart.
The so-called atheists need not be surprised when we concede that we also struggle with the same questions they have. The only difference is that while they have positioned themselves to question God and rebel against Him, we, believers, have chosen to ask God questions and still wait upon Him even when He doesn't seem keen or in a hurry to provide the answers we so desperately look for. There is a difference between questioning God and asking Him questions. For those interested see my reflections on the matter: WHEN GOD DID NOT FULFIL HIS WORD.
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Daniel, my friend, I am so-o-0 far behind in reading the postings at FW, and I am going to start with yours in trying to catch up. This is wonderfully written and very wise. I have saved it to my desktop for further use. Thanks, and may God bless you richly with His mercies. Thomas
Great title that lured me in; and it's so true. Oh, how I wish, and sometimes I pray for a dream, a voice, or something like the Prophets of old had...actual, literal communication! And I have so many questions, but thanks for this enlightment.