Why do Really Bad Things Happen? Could God Stop Them?

They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My heart.Jeremiah 7:31 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) There is something God …

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Denying the Lord Who Bought Them

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.2 Peter 2:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Even denying the Lord who …

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The Christmas Star

Some of us were excited to see what is dubbed “the Christmas Star.” Jupiter and Saturn moved close together to appear as one ‘star.’ The ancients called the planets wandering stars because of the observable movement they made in the skies. But did you miss the significance of the timing? I’m not talking about it …

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Jesus is our Example in Submitting to Suffering

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God a person endures grief, suffering unjustly.1 Peter 2:18–19 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It is an ugly and …

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The Wages of Sin

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.Romans 6:23 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) The wages of sin is death. It's that simple. Think about what Paul is saying. Understanding this critical point is a foundation for …

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