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How Could God Kill Thousands of People in the Old Testament?

After an article about Ai, I had a dear friend ask me how God could kill thousands upon thousands. He said it was hard for him to believe that God would want this. I appreciate this question and respect him for asking it. When we examine the Scriptures, we see that God wants folks to examine, test, and ask questions like my friend did (Isa.

“Trust, but Verify”

Most of my readers probably associate “trust, but verify” with Ronald Regan. He used it in reference to negotiating with the Soviet Union during the Cold war. But, ironically, it was actually an old Russian proverb. Regan got it for one of his advisors with a strong Russian background and used it effectively.