It’s happened again. Unbelievable atrocities as terrorists erupt violence on hundreds of innocent bystanders.
The images filling our screens and feeds send a shudder up our spine and fill our minds with questions. Questions like:
- Why did this happen?
- How is this possible?
- What should be our response?
- When will the madness end?
The Bible, unlike any other book in history, gives us the:
ANSWERS TO OUR DEEPEST QUESTIONS
1. The answer to WHY is sin, not evil.
Evil is not a presence, principle or person. Evil is an outcome. It is the result of people who have made the conscious choice to act on their sinful nature. Sin is the cause and evil is the effect. The greater a person embraces the sin in their heart, the more heinous are the actions of their hands. (see Genesis 4:7)
“And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.” (John 3:19, NLT)
2. The answer to HOW is confusion.
We have convinced ourselves that diplomacy, policy and democracy have the power to cure or possibly control sin. No amount of teaching, technology, tolerance, treaties or…Continue Reading