Evil

A window left slightly open - Photo by bady qb on Unsplash
No one can make his way into a strong man’s house and burgle the property unless he has tied up the strong man first. Only then can he burgle his house.  If Satan is the Strong Man, then Jesus Christ is the burglar who robs the house. The Lord steals back from the Evil One those who have been ensnared by his wiles. Jesus immobilises the Enemy. The Redeemer ties up the Strong Man.  The Saviour rescues the victims whom the Devil has kidnapped.  We are the beneficiaries of Jesus’...
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God writes straight with crooked lines, it is said.  But can good really come out of evil? Do love, truth, and justice ever work out through hatred, lies, and injustice? Do crooked lines really straighten? Not when we look at the surface of things;  but faith is never predicated on how things look on the surface. Faith sees that under the surface, error is often at the service of truth. (‘It seemed a good idea at the time!’) In spite of evil, God does continue to work, God's plan continues to...