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5 Reasons God Allows Tragedies Like the Sandy Hook Massacre To Occur

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 6:04 AM
Still trying to put a smiley face on it, huh?
Marc_H Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 8:21 AM
you lack of faith is evident
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:23 AM
No, it's not my lack of faith that's evident; it's just that there are some reasons why God acts that are not so easily fit into a short column.

It is, unfortunately a tendency in American Christianity to paint God as a sort of Santa Claus or, as the atheists like to call Him, a "sky-daddy" who is always looking out for our good and never does anything that might upset our Western sensibilities.

We forget sometimes that God is also a God of Judgement.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 12:17 PM
We won't be forgetting after this Obamanation is finished. We have rebelled against Him, the One who gave us this Constitutional Republic and inspired the Founders following their prayer to write the Constitution. I look on the Obamanation as a judgement upon this rebellious people especially since he was re s elected in November. I have no doubt there will be many more Americans on their knees begging GOD to help us and deliver us from the communist ungodly monsters that have infiltrated the Halls of Government.
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 12:25 PM
I dunno, Tea Party. There are passages in Revelation, for example, that illustrate the idea that "even then" they won't repent.

I think the only ones who will be on their knees are those who are ALREADY on their knees.

Remember, Jesus spoke of a time when "night comes when no one can work." I think the doors are being shut. If you aren't in by now, the chances of you ever getting in are getting slimmer and slimmer as the Day draws near.
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 1:11 PM
"...and inspired the Founders following their prayer to write the Constitution."

Who then saw fit to omit any mention of a deity in the document itself.

Look, people for thousands of years have believed that their particular tribe or nation had special divine favor. Mature Christians in our own nation should recognize that kind of primitive outlook as a dangerous conceit. Think of the "Gott Mit Uns" belt buckles in the German Army under Hitler and the Japanese soldiers who went to their death for the "divine" emperor.

As a Christian, it can be difficult to reconcile all the evil that happens in the world with an all knowing, all powerful loving God who could stop it if He wants, but chooses not to do so. If our hearts break for the innocent children who were senselessly murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary, how can a God who loves us not feel the same way? If any of us had known what Adam Lanza was going to do, we would have done anything in our power to stop him, so why didn't God? All too often we tend to quote...