Why do Bad things happen to Good People?

Firstly, what are we implying by this question? That bad people should or must have bad things happen to them. If this were so then where would grace fit in and where would I have been before I knew Christ?

"God is still on the throne, and He will remember His own" so the song goes, but in a world driven by logic, money and so called "political correctness", do I still really believe this? Do I find myself (while claiming a life of faith) actually living according to the demands and philosophies of this world? Do I still see a place for, or relevance for messages of (and I start the list them is order of propriety):

What is the most important achievement/goal in my life?

  • We can only reach as high as we aim
  • Is the Lord really part of this picture?

There are three Greek words used in the New Testament to denote repentance.

  1. The verb _metamelomai_ is used of a change of mind, such as to produce regret or even remorse on account of sin, but not necessarily a change of heart. This word is used with reference to the repentance of Judas (Matt. 27:3).
  2. Metanoeo, meaning to change one's mind and purpose, as the result of after knowledge. This verb, with
  3. the cognate noun _metanoia_, is used of true repentance, a change of mind and purpose and life, to which remission of sin is promised.