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

jgregory Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 7:45 AM
I don't believe God stands back and allows evil to happen. God isn't permitted in the schools and as long as parents allow God to be excluded from the schools and maybe from their own lives then God can't help. You have to believe to receive. God loves each and everyone of his children, but the world is shutting the door on him. Every time something bad happens God gets blamed how about trusting in God and blaming him less.
NullifyNow Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:42 AM
He does not stand back. He sent his son into the world and his Holy Spirit. We are not alone. But evil remains afoot until satan and his horde are put down.
TexasResister64 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 8:44 AM
God is permitted in schools as long as the students bring Him in, rather than the teachers. There are impassioned prayers to God every day from students needing to pass a test and teachers asking for the guidance to do their jobs. They are just not obvious because they are internal. In Texas we have a state-mandated "moment of silence" daily and I unostentatiously (as other teachers do) make the sign of the cross at the beginning and end. Nobody has ever questioned that exercise of my first amendment rights.

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...