The Bible makes it clear that evil is something God neither intended nor created. Rather, moral evil is a necessary possibility. If we are truly free, then we are free to choose something other than God’s will—that is, we can choose moral evil. Scripture points out that there are consequences for defying the will of God—personal, communal, physical, and spiritual.
Jeffrey Epstein, the well-connected multimillionaire charged with sex trafficking of minors, was found injured in his jail cell on Wednesday evening and has been placed on suicide watch, according to multiple reports.
The details are murky and it’s still not entirely clear what happened. Here’s what the reports agree on: Epstein was found semi-conscious in his New York City jail and he had injuries to his neck.
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has been placed on suicide watch after being found sprawled out and injured in his federal jail cell, law enforcement sources said Thursday.
Epstein was nearly unconscious in his cell Tuesday at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center with injuries to his neck, sources said.
The multimillionaire financier, who’s being held at the jail without bail pending trial on child sex-trafficking charges, was rushed to a nearby hospital.
It’s unclear how Epstein sustained the injuries, and as with many aspects of his story, the incident has sparked conflicting rumors and speculation. Two sources told NBC News that he tried to hang himself, but a third said his injuries weren’t serious. Sources told the New York Post that investigators believe it may be a ploy by Epstein to get transferred out of the facility. Epstein’s attorneys had argued that he should be allowed to await trial in his Upper East Side mansion, but he was denied bail by a federal judge. His attorneys appealed the decision on Monday.
But there’s an even wilder theory on what happened in Epstein’s jail cell. Investigators are reportedly looking into the possibility that Epstein was assaulted by another inmate, whom sources have identified as Nicholas Tartaglione. Here’s his back story, per NBC News:
Tartaglione, 49, is a former police officer in Briarcliff Manor, New York, who was arrested in December 2016 and accused of killing four men in an alleged cocaine-distribution conspiracy, then burying their bodies in his yard in Otisville, according to court records. He was charged with drug conspiracy and four counts of murder and is awaiting trial.
Romans 1:18–28, “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness since what may be known about God is plain to them because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. . . . Just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 2:28.)
John Wesley who said that what we tolerate in our generation, will be embraced by the next. Wesley is 100% correct! We are living in sick times.
Usually, the Lord doth no great thing for or against his people, without giving warning of it before it comes.
They perverted justice among themselves (v. 7): “You turn judgment to wormwood, that is, you make your administrations of justice bitter and nauseous, and highly displeasing both to God and man.’’ That fruit has become a weed, a weed in the garden; as nothing is more venerable, nothing more valuable, than justice duly administered, so nothing is more hurtful, nothing more abominable, than designedly doing wrong under color and pretense of doing right. Corruptio optimi est pessima —The best, when corrupted, becomes the worst.
It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated.
2 Corinthians 4:8-11 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
The number of Orphans aging out of Child Protective Custody has grown at an alarming rate. The 127 Faith Foundation receives many requests each week to house them at our ranch. Our prayer is that the good people of our country will step up to the challenge and offer financial support for "the least among us." We need your help! StevieRay Hansen, Founder, The 127 Faith Foundation