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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

We Must Choose Between God's Will and Our Happiness, Part 1 of 4

March 14, 2012
We have all seen those cartoons where the devil whispers into one ear, and an angel whispers into the other. The implication is that choosing sin means happiness, and saying “no” means a humdrum existence. The devil whispers the lie that when we follow the Lord, we kiss all our fun goodbye. Today we will combat another lie about God that you might already believe.

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The problem of evil is perhaps the most difficult issue facing theologians. God could prevent evil, yet He doesn’t. So since He is in charge, the wars and suffering around us must be a part of His plan for the world. For some, this creates a dilemma they cannot resolve. Are you among those who feel this way?
March 13, 2012
For centuries we have all wrestled with the problem of evil in the world. If God is in charge, why is there so much suffering? And if He is in control, was the fall of humanity something God intended in the first place? Today we are heading into some really deep waters. Grab that life preserver and get ready to swim.
March 12, 2012
Most of us are preoccupied with the here and now. But let’s take a moment to stop and see God as He really is and ask ourselves, “Did the Fall ruin God’s plans?” The answer is “no,” because nothing can ruin God’s plans. In today’s message, we’ll explore the implications for you and for me.
March 9, 2012
Consider the possibility that the fall of mankind was planned from the beginning. Is it even possible that God wanted Eve to pick that fatal fruit from the tree in the Garden of Eden? Join us today on a mind-expanding journey into God’s intentions for the newly created human race — a journey that may not go where you think.
March 8, 2012
If God does not know our future decisions, all of us running life’s race are in big trouble. However, God does know our future, despite some modern trends in theological thought, and Pastor Lutzer will show us how we can be sure of that.
March 7, 2012
Does God know what you are going to do tomorrow? Incredibly, some theologians are say, “no way.” But is that true? Pastor Lutzer brings this theological debate down to the basics so we all can be assured that God knows where we are in the race of life.
March 6, 2012
Like any intellectual pursuit, theology has its fads, one of which is the idea that God does not know our decisions in advance. Going far beyond the classic debates between Calvinists and Arminians, some theologians now say that God has chosen to limit His omniscience so we can fully express our free wills. In today’s message, Pastor Lutzer explains why this is not true.
March 5, 2012
Some theologians see our lives as a chessboard where our moves are countered by God’s moves. These thinkers feel that God gives us complete free will, and then adapts Himself to our choices as we make them. To these theologians, the future for God is an unfinished novel. In today’s message, Pastor Lutzer will show us the problems with this line of thinking.
March 2, 2012
When it comes to natural disasters, what’s easier to believe: are they products of blind chance? Or do they come from God? The clear choice is the latter. Only a God Who controls our circumstances is worthy of trust. In this message, Pastor Lutzer will share some final thoughts and questions about God’s hand in what we call “natural disasters.”
March 1, 2012
Can you trust a God who hurls each lightning bolt to the earth during a thunderstorm’s terrible fury? Well, the alternative is trusting a God who does not know where the lightning will hit. Today we probe the mystery of God’s hand in natural disasters, and why you and I can trust the God who manages each of our personal calamities.
February 29, 2012
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About Running To Win

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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