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Friday, June 02, 2006

Without faith, the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. --Solomon

RealClearPolitics - Articles - Europe's Good Intentions Have Gone Sour: "Despite a public anti-Americanism, individual Europeans extend the old warmth and friendship to American visitors. Yet beneath the veneer of the good life, there is also a detectable air of uncertainty in Europe this summer, one perhaps similar to that of 1914 or the late 1930s."

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Say, do you think that a turning away from the God of the Bible has anything to do with this? A pertinent NEW Testament passage might be: "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;" (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 AV)

There is no room in the thought of the modern man for any God except the good one, and only then in the whimper, "If God is good and all powerful, how could He have let ____ happen."

The Bible knows nothing of such a God, and Christians don't worship such a wimpish conception. Yes, God is good and God is all powerful: that is exactly why bad things happen, because He cannot deny Himself but MUST punish the wicked. The real God moves His people to pray as David did in Psalm 58:6-11

"Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD. 7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces. 8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun. 9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath. 10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth."

This God hasn't forgotten the world, even though the world has forgotten Him. But maybe Europe and the children other nations who have forgotten God will remember. Where are the faithful preachers? Who will tell the world where the disaster comes from?
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