Comparing my writings to others’ in this project might lead one so ask; who picked the this guy?
Until this point, that accusation in the form of a question may have been justified. However, the author comes to my defense by writing “this is a book designed to go on making you ponder and pray, not one designed to answer everything to your satisfaction.”
My liberty abounds.
How does unleashing more misery upon the world help move along God’s plan? Wright’s answer is that bad things need to be brought to light and things need to get worse before they can get better, essentially. Seriously?
Up to this point in history:
In the first family on earth, one son kills the other. Entire cities are destroyed for their immorality. God regrets actually making the world because of it’s wickedness and wipes everyone away with a flood (save one family). Babylonians, Assyrians, and now Romans. We already read in previous chapters that Christians are being killed. What could possibly get worse?
Haven’t these guys been here since the beginning? Perhaps this is just an acknowledgment of their existence because the human condition pre- and post- 72AD hasn’t changed much.