Just because someone is poor, doesn’t mean that the church should provide for them. The Bible contains strict criteria for who we are obligated to help, and who we should ignore.
Ever heard someone try to prove Premillennialism by saying, “Just look at the world! Can’t you see how things keep getting worse?” Things do sometimes look bleak when we focus on one generation in one nation. However, when we survey the scope of the whole world over the past 2,000 years, things appear to be trending in the right direction.
When the Prophet Nathan confronts David, he tells him a parable. The prophet uses shrewdness in order to cause King David to recognize the true severity of his sin and pronounce judgment upon himself.
Has God always saved people the same way? Why does it seem that so few were saved in Israel in the Old Testament?
Jesus is Lord of all, wether we like it or not. However, Jesus is only Savior of some.
Joshua was perfectly obedient as he waged war against the Canaanites, even destroying their chariots and horses (verse 6). There are many treasures of Babylon/Canaan that are ripe for the Christian to plunder. All truth is God’s truth. However, there are certain tools and tactics of the devil that the Christian must resist.