God is the God who defeats His own people and wins His own victory. People have gotten pretty good at twisting the truth of God's victory to try elevating people. We will either try to exploit God's word and power or surrender to it. We cannot do both.
There are mystic or gnostic religions all around us, even who classify themselves as Christian. Many have claimed to be God's final messenger or prophet. What does Scripture say about any religion or group or person who does such a thing? What is prophecy? Does anyone today have the gift of prophecy? Are there any prophets today? Why was the Old Testament prophetic office given in the first place?
God was working together Hannah's circumstances for His glory and the good of His people. Desperation reveals our depravity and unrighteousness. God's answer to our desperate prayers is always, "My grace is sufficient for you. Power is perfected in weakness."
Let us always boast only in our weakness.
Here at TCATS, we are very intentional about preserving a biblical culture of grace. We believe all people should be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful or harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are not acceptable because we really believe that we were reconciled to God while we were still enemies of Him. God set the example.
When you visit, our resolve is to afford you the same compassion we were shown in Christ, no matter your sin, appearance, intelligence, or wealth.