- Created on Saturday, 16 April 2011 11:53
Destroying locusts are the dominant image of the book of Joel. As it relates to the character of God, the obvious question to ask is, "Who's in charge?" Joel suggests that God controls the locusts on the "Day of the Lord"
"The day of the LORD is near, the day when the Almighty brings destruction. What terror that day will bring" (1:15). I was surprised to see the NET Bible translation of this verse, "It will come as destruction from the Divine Destroyer."
- Created on Friday, 02 May 2008 11:53
These two books speak of the final day of judgment and of the final end of sin and sinners. How are the wicked destroyed in the end? Are they consumed by a literal fire? What causes the suffering? Is the final end of sinners due to the destructive nature of sin and rebellion, or does God terminate the lives of his children?