The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Memos to God: Belief

Dear God,
Why are there so many people who don't believe in you?
Marjorie Haines, Faith Lutheran Church, Bellingham, Wash.

Dear God,
Why did you create different religions?
Brandon Bulkowski, St. John Lutheran Church, Morgan, Wis.

Dear God,
What will happen to all of the people who aren't Christians?
JoAnn and Bob Cory, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Phoenix, Ariz.

Dear Marjorie, Brandon, JoAnn and Bob,

Another way to ask the first question is: "God, since you want people to have faith in you, why aren't you more obvious to us?" The key word in these questions is faith.

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