Aug 18, 2014 1444
“You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell” (Psalm 5:4).
This morning brings news on the airwaves of beheadings in Syria, carried out in the name of Allah. This, while another network reports a Christian minister overseeing a cultic system replete with intellectual and physical abuses. There are those who would blame all the world’s wrong on religion, but that is too simplistic. Men and women are capable of terrible wickedness, and many of them claim God’s backing. The fact is, there is goodness in the world, and it can only be accounted for by the existence of God who abhors evil. Atrocities abound but they and those who perpetrate them have no fellowship with God.