The Justice of God’s Judgment

When the officers in church and state are corrupt, it is generally accompanied, if not preceded, by a thorough corruption of the people. “A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” (Jer. 5:30-31). When unsound doctrine and a low standard of morals are set forth by the leaders of the people, it is generally because the people “love to have it so” (Jer. 5:31). Let us seek to hear not so much what is palatable to our corrupt hearts, as what is profitable for the salvation of our souls!… Read More The Justice of God’s Judgment

Catastrophe, Judgment, and Christ’s Two Kingdoms

“Nothing doth usually so bring men’s sinnes to mind and memory as judgments” (William Gouge, God’s Three Arrows, p. 6). Whenever there is a tragic event such as a natural disaster, terrorist attack, disease outbreak, etc. discussions arise about God’s involvement. Some Christians have a hard time believing that God would allow something so cruel even… Read More Catastrophe, Judgment, and Christ’s Two Kingdoms