But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Wednesday, 08 January 2020 16:10

Genesis 9–10; Matthew 9; Ezra 9; Acts 9

Written by D.A. Carson Posts – The Gospel Coalition

Despite the comprehensiveness of the punishment it meted out, the flood did not change human nature. God well knows that murder, first committed by Cain, will happen again.  Now he prescribes capital punishment (Gen. 9:6), not as a deterrent—deterrence is not discussed—but as a...

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