When I go through hard times, there’s one verse that gets me through. It’s been one of my favorite verses, in fact: Romans 8:28, “All things work together for good!” The only problem is, that verse doesn’t stand alone … there’s a context, and you might not like it.
#Metoo, like a lightning rod, is great, but perilous. It gives voice to silenced victims, but has spurred a backlash with fear of a “witch hunt.” Some claim America has a “rape culture,” while others point out worse countries that actually condone rape with on-the-books laws. This got me thinking about our culture and it occurred to me that I could claim #metoo …
While celebrating music and having fun 58 people were gunned down in Las Vegas. The concert revelers heard popping noises and expected them to be fireworks, until they watched in horror as people fell to the ground, covered in blood. A week later, as people try to make sense of all the loss of life, one answer is conspicuously missing from the discussion.
Never again. Those somber words fall from the lips of those who remember the Holocaust, when Nazi Germany murdered Jews, dumping them in mass graves. Sadly, we don’t hold the same attitude when we remember the Reformation period. It, too, drips with the blood of the minority at the hands of a greater power. The slaughter, like the Holocaust, attempted to extinguish opposition to the State Church, invoking a single word: Authority.
After years of construction, and 100 million dollars, Answers In Genesis opened the Ark Encounter, proving once and for all that the account in Scriptures is … False? That’s what many detractors would say. But, I’m wondering, does it really? Let’s examine their claims.
I’ve written before about sorcery. I refused to go to the multiplex to be entertained by Marvel’s Doctor Strange because–though it is “Marvel’s” sorcery–it softens us to accept sorcery overall. I also have written about whether or not witches have real power, or whether we secretly practice paganism. But, if you care about whether Jesus is actually your Lord and Savior, you may want to delve into His word to see the nature of what Paul calls Doctrines of Demons.
The Bible is full of errors. Or so say the sneering atheists who would reject the notion that there is a power greater than their own intellect. I’ve heard a number of accusations of inconsistencies, but this one’s new. Apparently, a verse in the first chapter of Judges proves that God is inept at saving His people.