A world broken by sin produces horrible displays of both perversion and injustice. Christians must take the beautiful light of the gospel into dark places. Paul teaches that although life is dark, Jesus satisfies my thinking.
In the first century, there were three major schools of thought concerning the circumstances of life. The Essenes believed fate determined everything; mankind was helpless and could not interfere with what was already determined to happen. The Sadducees, by contrast, believed man mastered his own destiny; we make our own future and chart our own […]