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Q&A #162 - Murder of a reader's daughter ( response)

by Robert Nguyen Cramer

This BibleTexts website administrator has very much enjoyed questions and insights that have been emailed to him ever since this site was launched in September of 1996. On this page I share with BibleTexts browsers a few of the questions, insights, and responses, so that we all can further learn from and with each other.





We are using the theme of overcoming evil with good for the web page dedicated to my daughter who was murdered a bit over a month ago. I found your web site. Could I possibly put a link to your page on our site?



I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. We can take comfort in knowing that not for a moment has she been separated either from God's love and protection or from your love. Jesus' resurrection supremely and tangibly proved that murderous violence against him was not the victor. This is reflected in Paul's words (1Co 15:26,55,57-58):

26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death... 55 "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?"... 57 Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, ... be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

You are very much welcome to use and/or in whatever ways might be helpful to you, your family, friends, and community, including links to those webpages from your website. Your site and foresight are very inspiring, and provide wonderful resources for others facing similar loss.

You also may find helpful another webpage on "Paul - from terrorizing Christians to Christian brother, Christian evangelist, and Christian healer" at, which is an excerpt from a talk I delivered when I was serving as a prison chaplain in an area with a long and brutal history of violence. In my very frank dealings with and prayers of forgiveness for inmates, I had a continual expectation of the Holy Spirit's transformation of these individuals to be new Pauls -- from a life of violence to Christian brothers & sisters, Christian evangelists, and Christian healers.


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