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

fdisalle Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 9:54 PM
I believe that simply fail to understand why God allows things like this to happen - when it happens. In the fullness of time - for each one of us, including the families, friends and neighbors of the children killed at Sandy Hook, - there will come a time when we sense there was a reason for this. That will be our "Adam and Eve like test." Will we perceive the event as allowed by God for His purposes to accomplish something for us - see Romans 8:28 : And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose"? Or will we heed the Serpent, (cont'd)
fdisalle Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:00 PM
as in Genesis 3:5 : “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil,” which is a lie.
Finally, God said to Job, when he questioned God's will in Job:40 8-14, “Would you discredit my justice?
Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
9 Do you have an arm like God’s,
and can your voice thunder like his?
10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor,
and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Unleash the fury of your wrath,
look at all who are proud and bring them low,
12 look at all who are proud and humble them,
crush the wicked where they stand.
13 Bury them all in the dust together;
shroud their faces in the grave.
fdisalle Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:01 PM
14 Then I myself will admit to to you
that your own right hand can save you.

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...