I am a history buff. Always have been. I am also one of those people who is fascinated by dates and what happened on certain days. For example, I am writing this on Friday, March 18, 2016. On this date in history in the year A.D. 37 the Roman Senate proclaimed Caligula as Emperor. (Something they would come to regret!) In 978 King Edward of England was murdered, joining thousands of other Christian martyrs in the roll call of faith. In 1852 the Wells Fargo Company was founded. In 1922 Mohandas Gandhi was sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. In 1961 the Pillsbury Dough Boy made his debut.
Do you ever read anything written by atheists, skeptics and those who actively oppose Christianity? I do. And one of the most common arguments they use against our faith is the existence of evil. They say if God is good and all powerful, why doesn’t He just do away with evil? Why doesn’t He just wipe it off the earth, completely eradicate it? God must not exist, because if He did, then evil would not be allowed to exist. That’s what they say.
So…what about it? What do you think? Should God just sovereignly, completely and immediately rid the world of all evil? BLAM! By divine decree all sin, crime, violence, war, abuse, and wrongdoing are done away with. They’re gone. Continue reading
I heard a really good Bible lesson recently at the Community Bible Study at ANM. A good friend, and excellent teacher, Eric Vess taught on grace, basing his study on Galatians 3. Wonderful stuff. In this lesson, Eric was talking about how the law causes us to realize that we are sinful and in need of a Savior. It is so important that people understand this. As Eric stated, people need to receive the bad news before they are able to receive the Good News. Continue reading