10-3-2017 Tragic Events And Innocent People

Do bad things happen to only to sinners? Jesus dealt with this issue in Luke 13:1-5. Were the Galileans, whom Pilate killed with their sacrifices, sinners? Were the eighteen accidently killed when the tower in Siloam fell, sinners? For each case, Jesus said, “I tell you, no.” Persecutions, ambushes and murders happen, whether by guns, trucks, or explosives, because there are hate-filled, ungodly people “out there.” Tragic accidents happen caused by human errors in judgment, faulty construction, or inadequate protection. To those who blame all who die as sinners, Jesus said, “unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3,5 NKJV). We live in a world where such things occur, and must repent of the judgmental attitude that condemns others only. Truly, Solomon said, “Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.