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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Why does God?
Why does God allow so much suffering in the world, is a
question I hear many times from believers and unbelievers alike.
Unbelievers argue, if God is all knowing and all all powerful, why does
He just sit by and does nothing to prevent suffering? People are getting
murdered and God does nothing to prevent it. Women get raped and
killed, God does nothing. Many people are brutalized around the world
and God does nothing to stop it. There are government's that oppresses
the people, that kill and jail them or torture people that are in
opposition e.g Syria.
We hear and see of these
atrocities and suffering everyday in the media. Suicide bombers that
kill innocent people for their cause. Heinous crimes committed against
humanity and individuals, yet God chooses to do nothing to stop any of
it. These are legitimate arguments, if God sees all things, knows all
things, why doesn't he do anything about it?
me, I have asked myself that question many times. Why does God?
Whenever the question arises why does God, we don't have the answers and
we just don't know. In that case we need to go back to what we do know,
God is all powerful, all knowing and He is in control. His ways are
higher than our ways.
Although it seems for us
to be incomprehensible the things that are going on around the world
and in our own neighborhood, there is a purpose for everything. First of
all I would have to say that it is not God that causes all the
sufferings in the world, it is us. It is mankind that has disobeyed God
almost from the beginning and we see the consequences thereof. We are
living in a fallen world and in this fallen world we will have to suffer
these consequences. It is not that God likes to see or enjoys these
sufferings, but He does allow them for His divine and ultimate purposes.
He has given man a free will and freedom to choose.
we as mankind have made the wrong choices and exercised our free will.
We have followed man's wisdom rather than God's wisdom. Has God ever
intervened in man's affairs? I am certain that He has. The Bible teaches
very clearly that He is in control. "The
instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck
up, to pull down, and to destroy it, "if that nation against whom I have
spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I
thought to bring upon it. "And the instant I speak concerning a nation
and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, "if it does evil in
My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent
concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it." Jer 18:7-10. God is the one that establishes kingdoms and rulers for His purpose and He is in absolute control over them.
am a firm believer that God has established the United States and has
blessed the United States. People in the US are truly blessed compared
to so many other places in the world. But I also see a dangerous trend
of abandoning God in this country which will result in God withdrawing
more and more of His blessings. That is a choice that we as a county
have to make. There are some that want to remove God from everyday life
and I believe that we will reap the consequences as a nation. I think a
lot of people are not grateful to God and don't even realize how blessed
they are. We have conveniences that many others can only dream about. I
do see a moral decline in this country as well as in other countries
around the world and I think that it will get worse in the future.
does exist and evil is caused by man. God did not invent evil, neither
does He condone it. Lucifer in his rebellion and by deceiving Adam and
Eve brought evil into the world. There are evil people, they are
dictators such as Hitler, Stalin, Mao and many others in the past to
this present day. There are evil people in general, causing murder,
rapes etc. Society is not getting any better as some who claim that we
can be "good without God."
declines evilness and wickedness will be on the increase. There are many
godless countries and I don't see a "perfect society" anywhere. The
people that blame God for all the suffering in the world are in my
humble opinion wrong. Many state that God does not exist, yet they blame
Him. It is man that causes all the suffering by their choice and free
will. They are controlled by the prince of this word i.e Satan. Although
we may not see God or the wicked one physically, there is a spiritual
battle raging in the heavenly realm.
will come a day, which I believe is in the very near future that Jesus
Christ will return to the earth and defeat the armies of Satan and
establishes His millennial reign here upon the earth. Many of those who
think that they can do evil things without consequences are gravely
The day will come when God will
judge all man that have not worshiped or honored Him as the true and
living God and they will pay for the suffering they have caused. God is
longsuffering and He wants everyone to come to repentance and turn from
their wicked ways. We don't know the day or they hour, but be assure
that day will come and God will judge people through Jesus Christ who
have done evil in His eyes. Until then, we will see sufferings,
atrocities and evil rulers and dictators that think that they can get
away with murder. Their day in court will come.
I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were
opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the
dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were
written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death
and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged,
each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into
the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written
in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire." Rev 20: 12-15.
you are a true believer in Jesus Christ, you are written in the book of
life, no white throne judgment will face you. If you an unbeliever and
reject God and His ways, your day of judgment will come. Don't get me
wrong, I do not delight in anyone facing the white throne judgment. God
wants everybody to come to the knowledge of the truth which is in Jesus
Christ. He gave Hid only begotten Son, so that those who believe will be
saved and have eternal life, not eternal separation from God. It is
never too lat to turn to God and ask for forgiveness, no matter what you
may have done. There is no sin that cannot be forgiven, except one and
that is the rejection of Christ Jesus.
Until the return of Christ, there will be sufferings and pain in the world. Don't blame God for these things, blame us, mankind.