By Dr Balajied Nongrum How can a good God allow evil and suffering in this world? If God is all powerful and all loving, why can’t he eradicate suffering completely? In this talk Dr Balajied Nongrum shows us four ways in which human suffering and God’s goodness are not a contradiction. In fact, Suffering, says Balajied, can be beneficial as it leads to maturity and growth. Though suffering may seem unbearable at first and cast doubts on God’s goodness, it can lead to much greater joy and lasting happiness.
(By Dr. Balajied Nongrum) A story is told of Diogenes, the Greek philosopher, who was famous for two things. First, it is rumored that he lived in a bathtub and took it with him wherever he went. And second, he possessed a lamp. It was said that with his lamp he went throughout Athens, looking for a man who was honest. Legends say that before he could attain success, his lamp went out. His search ended in futility. Diogenes’ search reflects modern humanity’s search for true justice. As C.S. Lewis says, “Justice means much more than the sort of thing […]
Does belief in an Intelligent Designer make sense in an age of Science? Many people today believe that life in the universe results from blind and random forces. They consider this a matter of scientific fact, and that belief in intelligent design is merely a matter of blind faith. However, this is mistaken. In this essay, I shall argue that overwhelming evidences in nature reveal intelligent design, which leads to an intelligent designer. Life’s complexity and the design argument Anglican theologian William Paley made an argument that, for over a century, was regarded as an irrefutable argument for the existence […]
Taken from Slice of Infinity. http://rzim.org/a-slice-of-infinity/in-pursuit-of-spirituality/ Balajied Nongrum is Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. There is a growing interest in new spirituality in our times. With its all-inclusive approach to religion accompanied by its emphasis on the spiritual disciplines, the East has become an object of great attraction. Eastern spirituality offers a wide variety of options from which one can choose depending on inclination. Prominent among them are yoga, astrology, holistic healings, and transcendental meditation, among many others. The term ‘spirituality’ is sometimes used in a very vague sense. Gordon Wakefield offers a very helpful definition which says […]
Balajied Nongrum is Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. Very often, the Christian life, in general, is lived out between two different tight compartments. One is the ‘sacred’ and the other is the ‘secular’, if at all we can call it so. The former is concerned with what one does during Sundays, such as going to Church, etc., whereas the latter has to do with what we do for a living from Monday to Saturday. In closely scrutinising this dichotomy, Dallas Willard points out that, on one hand, many tend to think of Christ as One who merely […]