Keys to Helping Others Discover Jesus, Part 5 – Fairness

How will you answer the difficult problem, “life’s not fair”? When people who are far from God see inequality and an imbalance of fairness in the world, how can we help them know that Jesus is our only hope for the future? The following blog is by Randy Adams, executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention.

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Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33b).

Warren Buffet tells a story, sometimes called The Ovarian Lottery, which speaks to the futility of the expectation of “fairness.” The story goes something like this. Suppose a genie came to you and told you that you can set the rules by which the world will operate for 100 years. You can set the economic rules, the political rules, tax laws, the legal system, the health care system, the educational structure, and every other system and regulation by which the world will operate.

That would be an extraordinary opportunity! But then the genie tells you that there is a catch. There’s always a catch! The genie says that after setting the rules you will cease to exist as the person you are, and you will be born into this world…

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