Ask a Pastor Column
May 13, 2021
Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions
Q: Why would God allow an immoral couple like Judah and Tamar to be in the genealogy of Christ?
A: It is a common misconception to think that God only allows perfect, “holy” people to participate in his will. This is backwards; God does not pick holy people to use in His plans; the people he picks are holy because He picked them! Romans 3:10 tells us that no one is righteous, or good enough to meet God’s holy standards. If God held tryouts for those seeking to be used by him, or limited his work to ‘the right kind of person’...
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