Why Do Bad Things Happen to “Seemingly” Good People?
A Higher Things ® Youth Retreat
May 4-5, 2018
St. John Lutheran Church
60 Broad St.
Why do bad things happen in our lives when our intentions in this life are good? What does the Bible mean when it speaks of something being “good” and something being “evil”? What did Joseph mean when he said to his brothers in Genesis 50:20, “And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good”? When can something apparently good be evil and evil good? We live in a world today where the smallest unit of society is falling apart, namely family, loneliness and depression appear to be on the rise, and one’s self esteem is at stake. As Christians, we are reminded of the importance of living a life in Christ, in the Gospel and at the cross. We will cover the biblical notion of how the Christian sees one’s daily life in the face of challenges, evil, temptation and trials that come our way.
Rev. John Dreyer is the Senior Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. Rev. Dreyer has written and taught on the subject of the supernatural from a Christian perspective, and is a frequent presenter at Higher Things conferences.
When: May 4-5, 2018
Where: St. John Lutheran Church – Westfield, MA