Then I heard him call out loudly, "Executioners, come! And bring your deadly weapons with you." Ezekiel 9:1 (TM)
I admit it. God’s judgment and divine retribution are difficult topics. The difficulty is only compounded by our politically correct culture in which we are slow to condemn evil, preferring to dismiss evil with an excuse or by blaming someone or something else. And yet, we are not given the luxury of choosing which parts of scripture we want to believe and which we don’t. God is not only loving and gracious, he is also holy and just. It’s a nice thing to want everyone to be good and believe that everyone is good – but evil exists, and we must deal with it.