In early Greece, the winner of an Olympic sporting event was awarded an olive branch, which was made into a wreath, or crown. The winner was also awarded other prizes, great honour, and prestige. Even though this was a top glory, the apostle Paul referred to this crown as “corruptible” and “fading” (1 Corinthians 9:25).
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What causes man to riot and rebel? What causes man to clean up afterwards?
For generations, thoughtful people have tried to understand and explain the inward nature of man. The philosopher Mencius asserted that man’s nature is intrinsically good, whereas Xun Zi insisted that man’s nature is wayward and evil. However, neither of these schools of thought adequately describes the complexities of human nature.
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Recent events have caused us to pay close attention to the current situation in the world. Newspapers are full of bad news, and prisons are full of criminals. Society is corrupt, people are suffering from sickness and poverty, and we are riding on an economic rollercoaster. Intelligent people try to tackle these problems, but everywhere we look there are more problems. Why are there so many problems in the world, and what is the solution to these problems?
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When Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement, everyone was asking the question, “When is the royal wedding?” But have you heard that there is another royal wedding soon to take place? This is the divine romance between God and man, and with the wedding day soon approaching, it would be a good idea to find out what it is all about. What is this wonderful story? When is the real royal wedding?
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