Ken’s Articles

Ken’s Articles on the Christian Faith

Is God really good?

If God is good, why allow so much evil in our world?  Why not prevent sin and suffering now?

First, take a look at Jesus. God allowed his temporary suffering so he could prevent our eternal suffering.

Second, meeting our need wasn’t a minor act.  God paid the highest price in the universe for us, putting forward no less than his own Son to bear our sins on the Cross at Calvary.

Some people, in their suffering, may complain to God, “Why are you doing this to me?”  They should instead look at the Cross and ask “Why did you do that for me?”

Third, we may think that God should use his mighty power to crush and remove all evil.  Stop it from hurting us.  Do it now.  But why concentrate our thoughts on just God’s attribute of being all-powerful?

He has other attributes, and one of them is wisdom.  And to understand the wisdom of what God does or allows takes more than a few minutes!  Only at some future time will we be enabled to see how allowing certain evils to occur in our life was used by him to bring blessing in ways we could never have imagined.

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Our suffering can turn us toward God.  It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.

 Ken Packer

                                                                                                       

  Below click on more of Ken’s articles in PDF format now in alphabetical order which can be downloaded.

       PDF Files
1 Why Our Sad World
2 We Bear God’s Image
3 Jesus, The God Man
4 To Be With Christ
1A Virgin Birth
2A Christ’s virgin birth
3A Room for Jesus
A quick review
All, or nothing!
Amazing facts 
Amazing predictions
Are Manners Important
Ask science. Part 1 
Attention Grabbing!
Be included!
Be rescued
Being Encouraged
Being One Eyed! Part 1
Being One Eyed! Part 2
Beyond our planet
Book Of Revelation. Part 1 
Book Of Revelation. Part 2
Book Of Revelation. Part 3
Book Of Revelation. Part 4
Book Of Revelation. Part 5
Book Of Revelation. Part 6
Book Of Revelation. Part 7
Can a child find God
Can The Church Light The World
Change our town
Consider these first 
Crash course on God. Part 1
Crash course on God. Part 2 
Crash course on God. Part 3
Crash course on God. Part 4
Discovering God
Do you know Pt 1 
Do you know Pt 2
Do you know Pt 3
Don’t miss out!
      PDF Files
Does God Care
Facing tough times. Part 1
Facing tough times. Part 2
Faith in the truth. Part 1 
Faith in the truth. Part 2 
Fighting terrorists  
Finding an answer. Part 1
Finding an answer. Part 2
Finding an answer. Part 3
Finding God. Part 1
Finding God. Part 2 
Finding God. Part 3
Finding God. Part 4 
Finding God. Part 5 
Four prayer surprises 
Gifts from God. No. 1
Gifts from God. No. 2
Gifts from God. No. 3
Gifts from God. No. 4
Gifts from God. No. 5
God has a plan
God Is Amazing
God is our home
God sure loves you!
God with us 
God with you
God’s great plan
God’s law – and more!
God’s newshounds 
Good out of evil
Got questions. Part 1
Got questions. Part 2
Got questions. Part 3
Great secrets revealed!
Heaven awaits
Helping teens Part 1 
Helping teens Part 2 
He’s world changing! 
How did Jesus know
 PDF Files
How God Cares
How God leads
How to be a peacemaker
How to find God
How To Get Wise
How to worship
Is God Really Good
It’s dead certain! 
Jesus’ action plan. part 1
Jesus’ action plan part-2
Jesus talks about sex
Jesus the teacher. Part 1
Jesus the teacher. Part 2
Jesus the teacher. Part 3
Jesus, a borrower
John’s Gospel
Keep Love Alive!
Let a child pray. Part 1
Let a child pray. Part 2 
Let a child pray. Part 3
Let kids be kids! Part 1
Let kids be kids! Part 2
Let kids be kids! Part 3
Lifted away!
Luke’s gospel
Mark’s gospel
Matthew’s gospel
Meet me!
Meet the Author
Missed Opportunity
Mother’s Day
Multiple surprises
Mum’s input – and beyond!
Our eternal life
Our God-Man
Our Unique Leader
Overcome the flesh
Reasonable Faith
Sacred or secular
PDF Files
Separation anxiety 
Stranger danger
Such humility!
Surprise, surprise! 
Teen Challenge
That man, Paul
The dying thief 
The Future Foreseen!
The hand of God 
The love factor
The Race Of Life
The Mediator We Need 
The Trinity. Part 1
The Trinity. Part 2 
Those Christmas servants
Those miracles
Trust God!
Try these tests 
Understanding the Gospel
Unmatched word power
We of the Never Never
What God does 
What Jesus achieved
What Jesus knew
When kids rebel!
Which kingdom
Who has control 
Who made God
Who should lead
Why a Saviour
Why an evil world Part 1
Why an evil world. Part 2
Why create
Why evil Part 1
Why evil Part 2
Why read the Bible
Will the dead rise
X-rated Bible stories