The Bleakest Bible Passage

One of the bleakest passages found in the Bible is found in Romans 1:24, where the phrase “gave them up” is found. The phrase is again repeated in verse 26 and 28, emphasizing the fact that when God gives an individual (or individuals) up, there’s no hope for that individual. Through the power of choice (Joshua 24:15), they have determined and sealed their own eternal destiny.

In his commentary on Romans http://www.searchgodsword.org/com/bcc/view.cgi?book=ro&chapter=001, Brother Burton Coffman provides the following comment regarding this phrase:

“These dreadful words, thrice repeated with increasing intensity, are a kind of litany of the doomed, showing how dreadful is the fate of them that are given up of God, that is, handed over to the consequences of their rebellion.”

When God gives us up, there is no bleaker moment.

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What is my favorite book in the Bible to…

What is my favorite book in the Bible to teach?

The book of Romans, because it emphasizes obedience, from the beginning of the book to the end of the book (Romans 1:1-5; Romans 6:16-17; Romans 16:25-26).

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The Power Of Kindness

Ramnath Subramanian, a sixth-grade science teacher at Eastwood Knolls School in El Paso http://www2.yisd.net/education/school/school.php?sectionid=1110, writes for the El Paso Times on educational topics. In this week’s article, he emphasizes the important role kindness plays in the education of our children:

http://www.elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_16389034

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