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Can anyone doubt that there is evil in the world? Look around. Muslim groups like the Islamic State are rampaging through and terrorizing countries like Iraq and Syria and are threatening to come to America. In fact, they, or at least their sympathizers, are killing people here in America and in Canada, though authorities refuse to call it terrorism. Americans and others are being beheaded. Our borders are wide open to anyone who decides to come in, bringing in diseases we have never had to tackle. Ebola is ravaging some African countries and has now been brought to America. There are riots in our streets. The tensions between the races has risen to a new boiling point.
Morality is a relic of the past, it seems. Movies and television are laced with profanity and promiscuity. Little girls are used to blurt out profanity in support of the feminist agenda. The sacred institution of marriage is in shambles with men working that which is wicked with men and women doing the same. The roles of mothers and fathers are being distorted and ther family is being turned into something unreconizable. God is being taken out of our schools and every vile thing is being put in His place. Can anyone doubt that there is evil in the world? So we think we know what evil is, but what does the Bible says about evil? . . . .
The Mt. Vernon Church of Christ is building a digital library to aid serious Bible students in their study. When possible, we will be adding new volumes. We are grateful to the many sources from which we draw these volumes for making these available. We take no credit for them ourselves. We do not necesarrily endorse everything in every volume. We simply provide them as aids to Bible study. This week:
I was in a discussion on Facebook on a so-called church of Christ board called "Church of Christ - Open Discussion." Only, they really do not want an open discussion. I tried to respond to a post but I guess they booted me off the forum because they didn't like what I was saying. They also apparently lied about me, which is a strange thing to do for those who call themselves Christians. I pressed them hard, it is true, but no more than they would press me. But since I could not post my response to them there, I will post it here.
Rick Krug's statement as it appeared on the forum: . . .
When you're going through hard times and wonder where God is, remember the teacher is always quiet during the test.
How can a woman bear a child,
And then abandon it?
What greater sorrow can she cause
Or crime can she commit?
The baby that she brought to life,
Through ignorance or through shame,
Or legally in poverty
On which she puts the blame.
There is no pardon for her deed,
And there is no excuse,
That any infant on this earth,
Should suffer such abuse.
Her flesh and blood are in that child,
As nature plays its part,
And all the love of motherhood,
Should nestle in her heart.
There always is a way to solve,
Each struggle and each strife
With never any doorstep strange,
To start a baby's life
Bible Question of the Week
(All questions come from the Scripture readings.) With what was Aaron to make an atonement once a year upon the horns of the altar?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION AND ANSWER Who will God blot out of His book?
ANSWER: Exodus 32:33 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
WEEKLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE
(Theme: Evil) Monday, March 4 - Gen. 2:9, 17; 3:5,22; 6:5; 8:21; Eccl. 9:3; 10:5-7 Tuesday, March 5 - Deut. 32:13; Is. 32:7; Jer. 2:13; 2:19; 17:9-10 Wednesday, March 6 -Job 28:28; Ps. 34:14; 37:27; Prov. 3:7; 4:14-15; 16:17; Is. 1:16 Thursday, March 7 - Rom. 14:20; 16:19; I Cor. 10:6; 5:33; Gal. 1:14 Friday, March 8 - I Thess. 5:22; Heb. 3:12; 5:14; 10:22; I Pet. 3:9-17; II John 1:11; III John 11
Weekly Memory Verses
Romans 5:12 - Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: