If Sin Contains its Own Punishment, Why Do the Wicked Prosper? (podcast)
What about the fat cats who never suffer? Greg and Barbara speculate on consequences and justice and the nature of sin and punishment. Why do evil people seem to flourish?
Many Christians today treat faith like magic. While the content of what Christians believe is obviously different from pagan practitioners of magic, the way they believe and the motive they have for believing, seems to be very similar. Magic is generally understood to involve people engaging in special behaviors that empower them to gain favor…
By the time God was ready to form a nation for himself by delivering the Israelites from the oppressive rule of the Egyptian Pharaoh, every nation was ruled by someone and existed in tension with, and often at war with, other nations. Yet, it’s clear from the biblical narrative that God originally wanted Israel to…
The Pharisees brought to Jesus a woman they had caught in the act of adultery (Jn 8:3-4; where was the guilty man?). They wanted to see how this increasingly popular, would-be Messiah, might respond. Their motive, of course, was to entrap Jesus (vs. 6). The law explicitly commanded that adulterers had be stoned to death…
Might as well confess.
Greg considers the Augustinian view of original sin in contrast with the Anabaptist view, then offers some of his own specific nuances. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0079.mp3
Image from Church is Stranger Than Fiction by Mary Chambers.