The Killer

Jeffrey Dahmer drugged and killed 17 men and boys.  Before his imprisonment, he came to a point where he was murdering once a week.  Driven by a desire to control individuals for his own gratification, Dahmer committed horrifying crimes.  Their details need not be related here, as Paul’s words may have bearing on such a discussion:  "For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret" (Ephesians 5:14).  But what helped drive Dahmer’s desires bears retelling.  When asked what motivated him to commit such heinous acts, Dahmer confessed to the FBI in 1992 that (among other things: "heavy drinking," etc.) pornography had played a part.

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Psalm 73: Why does God allow the wicked to prosper?

In Psalm 73 Asaph divulges that he had struggled with a problem that is, most likely, common to us all. Asaph looked out at the world and saw that the wicked prosper!  Psalm 73:3 "For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked." Not only do the wicked prosper, "they increase in riches" (Psalm 73:12). God seems to blesses the wicked even though they are wicked. I labor for the Lord everyday and yet I do not have what this wicked man has. Modern vernacular would phrase Asaph's quandary as: "Why does God allow bad things happen to good people?" or "Why does God allow bad people to prosper?"

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