How can a God who is both all-powerful and all-good allow evil to continue without eradicating it? The problem with evil is presented as a problem with God and therefor, a problem with our faith as Christians. The voices of the atheist community are the main leaders in this demonic agenda against the essence of God’s character, his goodness. But the issue is not a complicated one at all. God made us free!
I am convinced that the same people complaining against the result of our freedom (evil) would be the same people complaining if God decides to make robots out of us. The Garden of Eden represents the perfect will of God for us. However, Adam and Eve introduced evil in this world by disobeying God. There is no other explanation! I am glad that in spite of Adam and Eve disobedience and, in spite of our current condition, God is not giving up on us.
God is not the problem, we are! In fact, God gave us the redemptive plan through Jesus Christ. In Christ God manifest his love and goodness towards us. This explanation, however, will never be sufficient to the lost; they need the miracle of salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9). To think that salvation will come through intellectual arguments is not biblical. Apologetics is not about professional debates; is about the simplicity of somebody asking us why we believe what we believe and us having enough understanding of our faith to give a solid, loving and humble answer. (First Peter 3:15)
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. First Peter 3:15-16 (NIV)
An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director.
While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog.
In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot.
In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona. On June 8th 2021 Angel started his home church, not as a starting point, but as a closer way to how the church is suppose to look like according to Scripture.
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