Have you ever found yourself wanting to argue with God? I have. Often. Not only did I want to argue with God, I have argued with God.
For example, on several occasions I’ve had it out with God over violence. Why, I ask, won’t you do more to stop the civil war in Nigeria, the fighting in Iran, or the grinding conflict in Israel-Palestine? Given the outsized power and passion which scripture claims you so manifestly possess, what valid reason could you possibly have for withholding your saving self from us? Look at racial violence; look at sexual violence; look at family violence. You appear to be a do-nothing God. Aren’t you worried about your own divine honor and reputation? No wonder people in our time are abandoning you in droves!
- Malachi 2:17 - 3:5