Category Archives: punishment

Take time to align

Unless we align with God, we’ll be forever off course. Francis Grimke (an early American Civil Rights leader in 1919) put it like this: “The great spiritual need of man is to get rid of sin, to get out from … Continue reading

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The Human Heart & Michelle Obama’s Speech In Nashville (5/18/13)

I heard Michelle Obama speak today in Nashville at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet School graduation. She said: “You can only find your passion by looking inside yourself and that’s hard work.” It’s the message of our society … Continue reading

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A Good God? A Good Government?

People sometimes ask: “How can a good God judge and punish people? That’s like asking: “How can a good country have law enforcement, judges, and prisons?” George Scott Railton, an early leader of The Salvation Army, wrote:  “A soul not … Continue reading

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Where Is Evil? In Bad People Or In Me?

When terribly evil acts are committed like a gunman randomly shooting strangers, most everybody is deeply saddened.  We are shocked and awakened to once again realize that there is real evil in the world.  And sometimes we think about it … Continue reading

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