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The Newtown Massacre and the Pain of God

Shlomo O'Kelly Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 10:10 AM
I find myself disagreeing with both camps. My Bible says that "the devil goes about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour". But, it also says that if we resist the devil, he will flee from us. Further,it says that if we think and do the things that are true, honest, just, lovely, pure, and of good report, then the God of peace shall be with us. So the solution to our woes is obvious. This nation needs a behavior change. That's what repentance really is.
rmccarthy Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 11:44 AM
The Bible says that most are on the wrong path, some may yet, what's the big surprise - and that means God is proved correct and that means that there is plenty of opportunity for believers to help.

In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, as family members and friends of the slain and wounded suffer unspeakable agony, people around the world are asking, “Where was God?” But very few are asking, “Is God hurting too?”

According to Basilea Schlink (1904-2001), a German Christian leader who stood up to the Nazis, “Anyone who loves as much as God does, cannot help suffering. And anyone who really loves God will sense that He is suffering.” She found support for this view in the writings of the Japanese Lutheran theologian Kazoh Kitamori in his book “Theology of the Pain of God.”