God’s Judgment: How It Works – Part 1

“Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord. For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth.” Psalm 96:12-13

“You shall appoint judges and officers in all your gates, which the Lord your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with just judgment.” Deuteronomy 16:18

The Bible is clear about who judges on earth: God and humans He appoints. God is the Judge of the earth and has appointed human judges to judge with just judgment. It’s important that we understand this as we look at God’s future judgments.

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Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 69)

What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: ‘That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged. But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.) Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world? For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? And why not say, ‘Let us do evil that good may come’?—as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.” Romans 3:1-8

We recently moved into the third chapter of Romans where Paul continued his defense of  God’s righteous judgment. In our last study we looked at the first four verses of Romans 3. We move now to verses 5 – 8.

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Our Father Which Art In Heaven – Who Are You? (Part 1)

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It is the best-known prayer in America – “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” (Matthew 6:9) Jesus taught the people who crowded around Him to pray that way. Jesus used the term “Father” dozens of times in the Gospels, so a question for us is – “who is the Father?” Continue reading “Our Father Which Art In Heaven – Who Are You? (Part 1)”