by John MacArthur | Grace to You We’re going back now to 1 Thessalonians 5:4 to 11, fast moving in on the staccato climax of this great letter that comes in verses 12 through 28, which will enrich us all greatly. But as we look again at this particular text you will remember if you were with us two weeks ago that I’ve titled … Continue reading Night People/Day People (1)
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.1 Corinthians 15:24 Closing time! That's when everything is counted, the doors are locked, and the final tally is made. Jesus is Lord of closing time. Even though he won the victory … Continue reading Daily Wisdom (Apr 16)
by Leslie Vernick As Christian counselors, pastors and people helpers we often have a hard time discerning between an evil heart and an ordinary sinner who messes up, who isn’t perfect, and full of weakness and sin. I think one of the reasons we don’t “see” evil is because we find it so difficult to … Continue reading 5 Indicators of an Evil and Wicked Heart
originally posted by Bob Hayton Anyone with roots in conservative evangelicalism, and particularly fundamentalism, will have heard 1 Thess. 5:22 used as justification for all sorts of personal standards. Going to see a movie, drinking from a dark bottle, using playing cards, wearing facial hair (for men) or wearing pants (for women) — all … Continue reading The Real Meaning of 1 Thessalonians 5:22
Continued from What about evil and suffering
No matter how many times you read the bible, the Bible never gives us an explanation to the origins of evil. Evil is introduced to us through the snake. There is no explanation as to where it came from or what its motivation was to tempt and seduce man. The bible compels us to accept the mystery of evil, but at the same time we are told to resist and reject evil.
Our concept of evil reveals itself as both a moral and natural one. Moral evil is caused by our on perpetration while natural evil is outside of our control.
By “moral” evil is meant the suffering and pain that we find in the world standing in some relation to the wickedness of human beings, directly or indirectly. To this we need to link spiritual evil and explore what the Bible has…
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