God’s Sovereign Will: What Was God Thinking?

This is post 5 in our ongoing series reviewing pastor Bill Johnson’s book God Is Good: He is Better than You Think.

Pastor Bill Johnson tells a story about a woman he asked to pray for during a church service. She was suffering from cancer. Her reply was, “God has given me cancer to teach me patience.” To which Johnson replied, “If I treated my children that way, I would be arrested for child abuse.” The woman reconsidered, agreed to be prayed for and was healed. Continue reading “God’s Sovereign Will: What Was God Thinking?”

Judgment or Abundant Life?

In our last post in the series reviewing Bill Johnson’s new book God is Good: He is Better than You Think, I turned to the question whether God’s judgment of mankind at the Fall makes God a child abuser, and concluded from Scripture that the answer is no. Rather I argued that, far from being evil, God’s judgment of the world displays His perfect justice, and to think otherwise is to potentially suggest Jesus’ death on the Cross was unnecessary. Continue reading “Judgment or Abundant Life?”

God the Abusive Father

fIf you have been following our latest posts exploring Bill Johnson’s new book Good is Good: He is Better than You Think and the broader topic of God’s goodness, then you will know by now the fact that God is ultimately responsible for human suffering is inescapable. In fact, for Him not to be responsible, He would either have to be not aware of the suffering taking place, not present when it does, or not powerful enough to do anything about it. In short, He would have to not be God. Continue reading “God the Abusive Father”

God is Good: Laying the Foundation

In life it is often the case that things have a tendency to get worse before they get better, and part two of our discussion in reviewing Bill Johnson’s new book God is Good: He is Better Than You Think is no exception. Continue reading “God is Good: Laying the Foundation”

God is Good by Bill Johnson: A Review

Introduction

Pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California and leader of a worldwide healing ministry has just released a new groundbreaking book whose purpose is to further understanding on the topic of the goodness of God and, if his estimation is correct, hasten the conversion of souls worldwide. Continue reading “God is Good by Bill Johnson: A Review”