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Tony Warren

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Re: Why Does God Allow Evil and why is there Suffering?
« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2018, 04:39:50 PM »
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 )amen( Trevor. I couldn't agree more. Evil, grief and affliction remain here as a God breathed learning experience for mankind. Nothing in this world is in vain, and that including life, death, disease, suffering, calamity or travail. The problem (as I see it) is that because of sin, most people (including professing  Christians) just don't get it. This because they're usually so busy envying or feeling sorry for themselves. They take their eyes off Christ and place them on themselves and the result is incessant whining, murmuring, complaining, grumbling and moaning about every little aspect of their lot in life. The "Poor Me" mentality that so permeates the industrialized world. You would think they were penniless, starving, have one set of clothes, live in Calcutta, Dhaka, Bangladesh or something when they are actually blessed beyond measure. All these life lessons go right over their collective heads. But when there is no learning from misfortune, there is no growth. When there is no growth, there is stagnation and quiescence. The evil, affliction, pain and suffering in this world is for our learning, spiritual acumen and growth.

2nd Corinthians 4:17-18
  • "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
  • While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

Why should the faithful Christian worry about the temporal things when in the big picture, our troubles and afflictions are light and but for a moment compared to an eternity with God. What does the child of God really have to whine and complain about, we are the Blessed of the Lord in whose hands if the world could fall apart tomorrow we'd find rest in the glory of God. So then, let our living be with joy, our witness with mourning, and our understanding with the knowledge, illumination and wisdom of Christ. In affliction, life and death we glory in the Lord's doings.

Proverbs 16:4
  • "The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil."

"nosce te ipsum"
 
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Tony Warren
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Re: Why Does God Allow Evil and why is there Suffering?
« Reply #46 on: July 04, 2018, 01:46:17 AM »
Why should the faithful Christian worry about the temporal things when in the big picture, our troubles and afflictions are light and but for a moment compared to an eternity with God.

Easy for you to say, you're not troubled or afflicted. You've never had a flood destroy your home or a child die from cancer or someone persecute you because you are gay. You sit here in your ivory tower and judge. Where is the love?

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Re: Why Does God Allow Evil and why is there Suffering?
« Reply #47 on: July 04, 2018, 07:19:01 AM »
I agree Apostolic. Walk a mile in their shoes before you start judging. The only lesson in evil is that it is  not of God and suffering is bad for anyone.

May he not let your foot be moved: no need of sleep has he who keeps you.  (Psalms 121:3)

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Re: Why Does God Allow Evil and why is there Suffering?
« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2018, 05:44:40 AM »
I agree Apostolic. Walk a mile in their shoes before you start judging. The only lesson in evil is that it is  not of God and suffering is bad for anyone.

May he not let your foot be moved: no need of sleep has he who keeps you.  (Psalms 121:3)

What does that even mean?  That God went back on his word by letting Stephen be physically stoned to death?

Or else once again you have taken scripture out of context.

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Re: Why Does God Allow Evil and why is there Suffering?
« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2018, 04:27:42 AM »
Easy for you to say, you're not troubled or afflicted. You've never had a flood destroy your home or a child die from cancer or someone persecute you because you are gay. You sit here in your ivory tower and judge. Where is the love?

Betty, according to your religion, God is not in control. According to mine, he is. When there was seven years of famine in Egypt and many people suffered, it was by God's providence. When people are killed in a flood or tsunami, it is by God's providence. Do you think that God cannot save a child from cancer if that was his will? God can do anything he wants in my religion. In your religion, it seems you think he should do what you want.

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Re: Why Does God Allow Evil and why is there Suffering?
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2018, 02:28:36 AM »
Betty, according to your religion, God is not in control. According to mine, he is. When there was seven years of famine in Egypt and many people suffered, it was by God's providence. When people are killed in a flood or tsunami, it is by God's providence. Do you think that God cannot save a child from cancer if that was his will? God can do anything he wants in my religion. In your religion, it seems you think he should do what you want.

  )God-Bless-You(  Betty is just another example of mankind's rejection of God's sovereignty over this world. The spiritual insanity that has grown to epic proportions in the church.

The Lord's prayer: "Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven." Not My will be done.

 


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