Vital Signs August 2003 Whose Side Is God On? By Marian Kester Coombs Does God take sides in conflicts between men? If He does, how can we tell? Is the side favored by God always victorious, or can a lost cause also have been blessed? To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Marian Kester Coombs Marian Kester Coombs writes from Crofton, Maryland.