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  • NIV Quest Study Bible: Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?

    09/20/2019 12:22:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | September 16, 2019 | Jonathan Petersen
    No one knows the mind of God, except for God himself. He is infinite; we are finite. We are not entirely clueless about his character, however, because God speaks to us through his Word. According to the Bible, one reason bad things happen is because the whole world is under the control of the evil one (1 John 5:19). That’s why Jesus taught us to ask God to deliver us from the evil one when we pray (Matthew 6:13). Even in the Garden of Eden — in paradise, before Adam and Eve partook of the forbidden fruit — Satan was...
  • "Power Made Perfect in Weakness" (Sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10)

    07/07/2018 10:03:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 8, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Power Made Perfect in Weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:1-10) The words that engage our attention this morning and that will bring comfort to our souls are these verses from our Epistle reading, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, where St. Paul writes: “But he [the Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am...
  • Add locusts to China's list of calamities

    07/06/2008 10:59:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 70+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/3/08 | Mark Magnier
    BEIJING -- First there was the freak snowstorm in February. Then the Tibetan riots in March. Then in rapid succession the controversial torch relay, Sichuan earthquake, widespread flooding and an algae bloom that's tarnishing the Olympic sailing venue. Just when it seemed that nothing else could go wrong this year in China, the locusts arrived. Locusts? What is going on here? The litany of near-biblical woes would seem to lack only a famine, frogs and smiting of the first born. The Middle Kingdom's parade of problems has threatened to put a major damper on China's anticipated moment of glory less...