No one can be saved without knowing and loving the God revealed in the Bible. On June 9-10, 2017, Ligonier Ministries hosted a regional conference in Los Angeles, California, “Discovering the God of the Bible.” Our featured speakers were Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Julius Kim, Stephen Nichols, and John MacArthur. Together they considered God’s mercy, God’s sovereignty, and other divine attributes.
The circumstances of life in our fallen world present persistent questions, even among mature Christian believers, which test our faith. Tragedy and suffering, in particular, evoke questions about God’s character and His plan for us on our Christian journey. In addition, new and seasoned students of the Bible and theology are often perplexed by puzzling questions about what God has revealed to us. If left unanswered, such questions can drive a wedge between us and our knowledge and love of the Lord. However, if we look in the right places for answers, our faith can be strengthened, our hope renewed, …