Does God stack the deck against us?

There is a curious passage in Matthew's gospel in which Jesus rebukes several cities. "Woe unto you, Chorazin!" he said, repeating the same for nearby Bethsaida and Capernaum (11.21, 23).Why? Because Jesus had performed miracles in each city and they ignored the wonders. They observed the miracles and did not repent. They failed to respond as they should have.But can we blame them?Right after upbraiding these cities, Jesus thanked God for hiding "these things from the wise and … [Read more...]