I have the privilege of being able to go into prison and minister to the residents of the facility. Before doing so, I was warned of the Biblical knowledge the residents have. Fortunately, other than my daily job, I devout the majority of my time to the deep study of Holy Scripture. It's fortunate because, not only does it show a desire to learn of God, I have found the most knowledgable people, of the Holy Bible, are those who are on the inside.

This fact should shame those on the outside, those who have more freedoms and more resources to be able to study. We say, we have less time and more distractions; Read More…


"Vengeance is Mine, says the Lord" is a common phrase used by people who have been done wrong by someone else. I have two issues with this phrase: first, it's unBiblical in the manner used. We'll get to this in a moment. The second issue I have, in the manner used, it is vindictive. We, as Christ followers, should not wish the vengeance of God upon anyone. If we understood the power, we would understand this should not be wished. Yet, if we do good to those who persecute us (Matt 5:44; Romans 12:14), we then look for the opportunity, not for vengeance of God upon them, but for the Grace to be revealed to them (Romans 1:5).

So, what is the context of this statement?
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