“For God so loved the world…” Kosmos doesn’t refer in this context to the physical universe (cf. Acts 17:24) or to the system opposed to God (cf.1 John 2:15). Instead, this word refers in John 3:16 to *all* people.
It is interesting that Paul is here addressing a group of educated pagans but are still “religious folk.”
After 17 languishing months in prison, early in the month of October, 1536, Tyndale was led to the stake where he would be chained and burned.
In this brief video, Dr. Rogers addresses the problem of evil — where did it come from? why does God allow it?
Amos boldly took the message straight to those who needed it, right into the lion’s den. His conviction to the message of God trumped any danger, threat, or persecution he may have received. How about you today? How is your conviction?