To this difficult question, there is no answer. And yet, God gives an answer to His children: Trust God. His reasons, thoughts and intents are infinitely beyond human capacity to understand. Will we accept the fact that God owes us no explanation for what He allows?
Only the Gospel of Jesus has the answers to the world's problems. Politics is a sideshow that Satan is directing to distract our attention elsewhere. Ignore the distraction and join the real program: Christ's work on earth through the community of genuine believers.
Just exactly what are imaginations and what does the Bible say about them? Our thought life must be pure if we wish to see God. How do we harness our imaginations for God's glory?
Impaired or enlarged—which will we choose? Without question God will allow us to suffer in our earth journey. One option leads to a narrowed view and ability to serve others. The choice to see God involved in our lives helps us reach out, beyond our suffering, to others. Which will we choose?
The leadership of the church is very important. In the book of 1st Timothy Paul spends a considerable amount of time talking about the character traits men must display if they are to be bishops or deacons.
From the beginning, wherever the truth of the Gospel went, the voices of error followed soon after. Paul taught Timothy to overcome many various forms of error by godly living, faithful teaching, and self-discipline.
Timothy, the spiritual leader of the church at Ephesus, was given instructions by Paul on how to relate to various members of God's family. There are a variety of people in our congregations, but there is a proper way to relate to each one.