Free Will?

Today’s Bible reading* raises an interesting question: “How free is our free will?” Many people hold very strongly to the view that everyone has free will. There are even Free Will Baptists. Second Chronicles 36:22 and Ezra 1:1 are obviously parallel passages; they say the same thing about Cyrus of Persia. In the first year…

A Psalm for Deliverance

God’s people find themselves captives in a strange land and they cry out for God’s deliverance in today’s Bible reading*. Asaph records their prayer in Psalm 79. Do not hold past iniquities against us; let your compassion come to us quickly, for we have become very weak. God of our salvation, help us, for the…