In response to:

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

George3324 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 4:56 PM
Regarding this whole free will thing, according to Second Timothy 2:24-26, men are held captive by Satan to do his will. Which part of that do you not understand? And does that sound like free will to you? I'm still waiting for an answer.
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:55 PM
We have the free will to be captured by the Devil and to be freed through Jesus.
W5DXP Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 7:09 AM
If God knows whether I am going to heaven or hell before I am born, I do NOT have free will.
George3324 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 9:34 AM
I guess the question is whether God Almighty, the Creator and King of the Universe, has a free will.

rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:26 AM
Take what you are willing and able but there are too many worldly arguments to stop me from the Fruits of the Spirit in my life to more than balance out the bad and evil. Not understanding or insisting on KNOWING everything is vanity.
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:28 AM
Whatever anyone wants to believe, the fact is we know very little and I'll take an ounce of wisdom or principle over knowledge any day.

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...