If somebody would ask me if I believe that the 66 books of the Bible are God’s Word, I would say, Yes! My own interpretation is that,
- The Bible, the Word of God, is meant for God’s children.
- The world has no interest in the Bible.
Yet there are some principles that apply generally and generationally and therefore apply also to the world. God made that clear when He included the book of Esther, which doesn’t mention God’s Name, in the Bible.
The book of Esther includes the history of a man, Haman, who became angry with one Jew, Mordecai. So he built a gallows twenty-three metres high to hang Mordecai on. He also manufactured a plot, with authority from the king, to annihilate all the Jews, on a specific day, in the many provinces ruled by King XerXes. Matters turned very sour for him and eventually he was hanged on the gallows he prepared for the Jew, Mordecai.
That universal principle that God will step in and revenge attacks on the Jews, comes from the time God called Abram. The Lord declared,
‘I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you will be cursed.’ Genesis 12:3a
The principle applies to the whole world and includes believers in God and non-believers — do not touch God’s people. Like Haman, the consequences will be dire, as Hitler discovered.
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