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billfarkas' Blog > John 3:16 and Wrath

Posted 04 June 2016

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Probably the most popular, most quoted, most recognized Bible verse since... ever... well, long before Tim Tebow, anyway.

"But if He's a God of love, I don't understand how He could send anyone to Hell?!"


billfarkas' Blog > Love and Wrath

Posted 08 August 2015

"How can God be love if he commands the death of men, women and children in the Old Testament?" I'm sure you, like me, have heard many different versions of this kind of question - usually put forth as an excuse not to believe in the God of the Bible. Many unbelieving critics will accuse God of genocide; but only because they are unwilling to admit He has...

billfarkas' Blog > "Esau I Have Hated"

Posted 06 February 2015

"Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated." Like a previous entry to this blog ("I never Knew You"), these words, quoted by Paul in Romans 9, have also caused considerable consternation among sincere students of Scripture. I've been sitting on this one for a while, hopefully this brief theodicy will be of benefit to someone here.

Hate?! How can God hate...

billfarkas' Blog > Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Posted 11 February 2013

It's been a while since my last entry, but I can explain...I'm sure you've all heard the expression, "Be careful what you pray for - you just might get it." Well...quite a few months ago I made the mistake of asking God to show me anything that was keeping me from getting closer to Him. Bless His Holy Name!! He is faithful!Those of you who have been walki...

billfarkas' Blog > The Essential Nature of the Trinity

Posted 25 August 2012

The discussion that came out of my last entry got me to meditating on the Trinity.  Why is it so important?  Why die on that hill?For very good reason!  A: because the Bible teaches it.  B: because our very justification depends on it.  Without the Trinity we are still lost in our sins.Let me illustrate this point with the best analogy on Earth - the...