Tag: suffering

  • Biblical Principle #259: Israel’s Mid-fight Protection of Male Genitals

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, if two men were fighting and one’s wife stepped in to help her husband by grabbing the other man’s genitals, her hand was to be chopped off. Explanation Apparently, GOD considered this “assist” from one man’s wife an extremely-unfair advantage to the victim, because the punishment…

  • Biblical Principle #258: Israel’s Guidelines for Prosecuting Slave Abuse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel guidelines for when to prosecute slave abuse. Explanations Under the Law of Moses, GOD permitted Israelites to own slaves under certain conditions. However, GOD also gave guardrails for when to prosecute the assault of slaves as having gone too far:

  • Biblical Principle #257: Israel’s Penalty for Permanent Assault Injury

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed justice for Israel in case of permanent injuries caused by assault. Explanation Sometimes there were physical altercations with no loss of life but permanent injuries sustained. GOD told Moses how these should be handled in court: 18 “If two men revile one another, and…

  • Biblical Principle #254: Israel’s Justice for Injuries

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses specified how Israel was to provide justice to an Israelite who was injured by a neighbor. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD prescribed the measure of justice for cases where an Israelite was injured by a neighbor. In essence, whatever happened was to be done back…

  • Biblical Principle #103: God Allows Suffering for the Greater Good

    Biblical Principles List Principle God allows temporary suffering for the greater collective good. Explanation GOD knows everything, including the future. GOD loves us and wants what is best for us. GOD has the power to do anything and everything. Because GOD has complete knowledge and the power to do anything, His love motivates Him to…

  • Biblical Principle #100: Sin is the Root Cause of All Bad Things

    Biblical Principles List Principle Sin is the reason why bad things happen. Explanation We have previously established that: When sin entered the earthly creation, it created fundamental changes to GOD’s design. Human makeup was altered, knowing not only good but also evil. Humans are weak fleshly creatures. Our weakness means that we tend to do…

  • Biblical Principle #83: God Never Asks Us to Do Something He is Unwilling to Do

    Biblical Principles List Principle God never asks us to do something He is unwilling to do. Explanation In Genesis 22, GOD tested Abraham by telling him to sacrifice Isaac, the son through whom GOD said He would bring about His promises to Abraham—promises that were the very reason behind Abraham’s long journey with GOD in…

  • A Fresh Look at the Judgments in the Book of Revelation

    We’ve been studying through the Book of Revelation. In recent posts, we’ve established that: In the conclusion of GOD’s revealed Word, the book of Revelation provides our final details regarding death, the judgment, the resurrection and what will follow (or has followed). These final chapters provide helpful insight. Let’s take a fresh look. … Welcome…

  • A Fresh Look at the Judgments in the Book of Revelation [part 2]

    [Return to part 1 of this post.] The wedding feast began with war and judgments Before there could be a peaceful wedding celebration, Jesus had to first eliminate His evil opposition, the oppressors of His bride. Revelation continues: 11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is…

  • Why American Mass Shootings will Continue

    Early Sunday morning, June 12, 2016, it happened again. Another mass shooting. This time the culprit was an American citizen claiming Islamic ties who shot and killed 50 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Prior to now, I have not written anything about mass shootings in America. I’ve bitten my tongue each time.…