Radio messages from J. Vernon McGee delighted and enthralled listeners for years with simple, straightforward language and clear understanding of the Scripture.
Now enjoy his personable, yet scholarly, style in a volume set of commentaries that takes you from Genesis to Revelation with new understanding and insight. Each volume includes introductory sections, detailed outlines and a thorough, paragraph-by-paragraph discussion of the text.
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A great choice for pastors - and even better choice for the average Bible reader and student! Very affordable in a size that can go anywhere, it's available as a complete volume series, in Old Testament or New Testament sets, or individually. Vernon McGee spent more than 50 years teaching the Bible on his "Thru the Bible" radio broadcast. He pastored for more than 40 years and has authored many best-selling books, including Doctrine for Difficult Days. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Thomas Nelson.
Condition: New. Seller Inventory NEW From it we can grow and progress if we choose to. Yes, some trials come because of our own disobedience, but many trials are simply part of life. The fact is, bad things happen to good people.
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Brown of the First Presidency — why the Lord would put Abraham through the experience of being asked to sacrifice his own son. Obviously God knew that Abraham would be willing to do anything God commanded, and if that was so, why did the Lord put him through such a test?
I think we would all agree that we learn more from our tough times than from our easy times. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. And because He loves us, He will never desert us. Sometimes our trials are a direct result of someone using their agency to do evil.
However, He also desires that we have a choice in the matter. In the Pearl of Great Price, Enoch sees a frightening vision. Chains often symbolize bondage in the scriptures, and Enoch sees Satan looking up and laughing at the world in chains. Enoch also sees the Lord, who looks down on the sinful world and weeps.
Enoch asks:. The Lord answers in what I think is one of the saddest passages of scripture:.
Clearly, what the Lord desires is that we love one another and choose to obey Him. But some do not. This scripture provides evidence that the Lord notices the tragedies on the earth and that He is affected by them. There are other questions in all of this, too. How many acts of premeditated evil has God prevented? How many of these tragedies could have been much worse?
There is no way we could know. How many traffic accidents has He helped you avoid? How many times has He inspired you to do something that saved someone from injury? We will never know in this life. The plan of happiness allows for agency, and therefore it also allows for evil. There is no flaw in the plan. As you recall, Alma and Amulek taught the people of Ammonihah.
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Some of them were so wicked that they responded to the message by building a bonfire and throwing the believing women and children into the flames. They forced Alma and Amulek to watch the horrible suffering. Those who believed in God were received unto Him in glory!
They died, but they were going to a glorious place. You still have your own mission. Like Alma and Amulek, perhaps you were spared because your work is not finished! After making such a statement, the obvious question becomes, what about those who die in such tragedies? Does that mean their work is finished?
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Perhaps their work on earth is finished, but apparently there is more work to do in the spirit world. Death is just another milepost in the plan of salvation. One mission president noted the sadness experienced by families who send a missionary out into the field.