Tag: justice

  • Biblical Principle #19: Blood is the Guilt Payment for Sin

    Biblical Principles List Principle The blood of the sinner is the guilt payment for sin. Explanation Because: … therefore, the payment that GOD demands in order to retain His just and holy character is the blood of a human. This is what Scripture calls the law of sin and death (see Romans 8:2). The law…

  • Biblical Principle #18: All Sin Must be Punished

    Biblical Principles List Principle Every sin must be punished. Explanation Sin is unrighteousness. That is, to behave in a way which is inconsistent with GOD’s intended design. GOD’s just-ness requires that every unrighteous action is punished. When GOD sets a boundary, He makes that boundary clear and anyone who crosses it, intentionally or unintentionally becomes…

  • Biblical Principle #9: God is Just

    Biblical Principles List Principle GOD is just. Explanation The Bible asserts that GOD is completely just, with no hint of wrong-doing or inconsistency. GOD does not accept bribes and He does not respect human accomplishments, prestige, money or power (or the lack thereof). 3 For I invoke the Lord’s name:Ascribe greatness to our God.4 He…

  • Jesus and Justice [Re-Thinking Christians’ Responsibility Towards Racism]

    In recent years, America has experienced numerous high-profile deaths of black people at the hands of white people and/or police. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Philando Castille. Ahmaud Arbery. The list goes on and on. The collective weight of these situations has reopened the already-raw wounds that many black people have felt for decades and centuries.…

  • Church Notes: The Wrath of GOD

    These are my notes from our 12/30/2012 church meeting. As I update this post on 6/7/2014, my understanding regarding many of the Scriptures below which speak of the judgment has changed. However, I have left the content as it was originally posted. Leader: Raymond Harris Assignment Answer the enclosed questions on the wrath of GOD.

  • October 4 – Esther Saves the Jews

    Reading Esther 5:1-10:3 Devotional Just as Esther said she would do, she went before King Xerxes without his request, on the third day. Xerxes was happy to see her and extended the golden scepter to her, sparing her life (recall that the penalty for approaching the Persian king without his request was death, unless he…

  • September 1 – Bad Shepherds and The Good Shepherd

    Reading Eze. 33:21-33; 34:1-31; 35:1-15; 36:1-38 Devotional Throughout the Bible GOD frequently compares older men to shepherds and everyone else to sheep. In GOD’s design, older men should be wise and very experienced because they have lived a long time. They’ve seen a lot, learned from past mistakes and the mistakes of others, and therefore…

  • August 23 – Prosperity Will Return for Israel

    Reading Jer. 33:10-13; 30:1-24; 31:1-26 Devotional The heart of GOD can be clearly seen during today’s reading. GOD is in the middle of a severe punishment of His people because of their sins. Nebuchadnezzar is attacking the city and GOD has promised numerous times to give it over to him. Those who remain in the…

  • August 5 – Habakkuk Questions, GOD Responds

    Reading Hab. 1:1-3:19 Devotional The book of Habakkuk is only three chapters, but it contains a number of important lessons for us to remember. Habakkuk was a prophet who lived at the same time as Jeremiah. He knew what the LORD was in the process of doing, using foreign nations to punish His children Israel…

  • July 8 – Israel Falls

    Reading 2 Kings 17:3-5; 18:9-11; 17:7-41; 18:7b-8 Devotional Today we read of the end of the northern tribes of Israel in 723 B.C. GOD had given the people numerous opportunities to return to Him and save themselves, but they refused to repent. As a result, Shalmaneser king of Assyria attacked king Hoshea and all of…