WHY GOD WHY DO YOU DO THESE THINGS OR WHY DO YOU ALLOW THEM?
MAN THAT IS BORN OF A WOMAN IS OF FEW DAYS, AND FULL OF TROUBLE---Job 14:1
Okay! So man is doomed for a life of pain and suffering on this Earth. But why?
For many believers who regularly evangelise, I believe may have come across questions in this category…WHY did God do this, why did He do that in the Bible, in our time why does He allow disasters, pain, suffering and calamities
Why was satan thrown into this world as his punishment... (Woe unto the inhabitants of the Earth!)
Could he not have been sentenced to an atmospheric / spiritual island somewhere not being able to have contact with us?
Better still, sent right at the moment of sin to Hell fire straightaway, then we would not have so much agony, pain and anguish in the world and the church would not be under so much attack that even THE VERY ELECT ARE BEING DECEIVED!
Sparing us all the confusion and hurt of seeing and experiencing the evil design of satan for mankind
This very Earth, He called into being, based on principles of the spoken word Why then does He allow so much destruction and calamity to befall man?
God told this prophet to go and get himself a prostitute and marry her! The Almighty did not stop at that, when she bore him children, specific names were told him to be given to these children (of course, not very nice names)
God had a message to pass to the children of Israel and Judah but could it not have been done any other way? Except in this way which seemed to demean and ridicule His servant and prophet
WHY DID GOD DO IT?
Adam was created for God’s good pleasure, after all God knows the end from the beginning, He knew ahead that they would sin, WHY DID HE CREATE THEM AT ALL OR WHY DID HE NOT STOP THEM?
Jesus Christ our Lord was born through a virgin birth, flesh and Spirit coming together to form flesh? (And Spirit?)
As we understand, what is flesh is of the flesh and what is spirit remains in the spiritual realm and the natural man cannot understand it
In addition He was sent as A MAN? Why another man when the first created man sinned without blinking an eye.
Is that why A MAN was not involved in His conception?
Why the same gender? Why not this time as a woman? Do you wonder?
Or maybe the Almighty does not gamble and dabble in RANDOM SAMPLING, because the words of Jesus, His actions, His decisions, His beliefs, His ideologies contrary to traditions of men showed that he was no ordinary man and was not used to giving feeble excuses, lying or twisting the truth when it gets down to brass tacks in any situation that He found Himself, he said it as it is no matter whose ox is gored!
IS THAT A MESSAGE FOR THE MALE GENDER in character traits that have been inherited over generations and believed to be NATURAL but not godly? If Jesus could do it in the flesh, SO CAN YOU!
It’s all a matter of discipline and principles!
M-m-m-m-m….food for thought!
Adam was told to LEAVE AND CLEAVE! Men are supposed to be the stronger gender ….or why…? Why did God not give Eve this instruction not to keep on HANGING ONTO Mummy’s APRON STRINGS!
After all she is the weaker sex!!!! Do you wonder?
God, called Abraham FRIEND;
What sort of relationship do you have with a friend; of course it is different from, son, or servant or man –after-my heart.
What qualified Abraham for this position? Was it the way he handled the situation when he was given a gift of a child after such a long time then he was told to sacrifice same after a while; Guess God knew from the beginning that he would do this.
He knew that Abraham would not do it, after all He made him and knows every hair on his head by number and even knew him by name before he was formed in the womb
God is not partial!
Jonah was sent on an errand to Nineveh, he ran off to another direction Tarshish, because he knew God could touch the hearts of the people in Nineveh to change (and that good change eventually took place) and he also knew that the people there could harm him in the process of delivering the message, so why did God allow the events that led to Jonah being thrown into the raging sea and eventually swallowed and saved by a big fish?
These are a few out of so many.
Throughout the Bible, events, and situations show that He is a God of order and principle and that is why He is regarded as impartial and JUST.
He has laid down spiritual and physical laws which declare SEASONS; seed time and harvest time…A TIME FOR EVERYTHING in particular defined order!
Use the Earth and maintain it well, it shall yield its goodness for you, take out the resources that are supposed to sustain the stability of the earth, YOU SHALL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES.
So the sons of God continue to await Christ in His glory but first, there is work at hand here on planet Earth!
We shall meet challenges but Christ has promised in the book of JOHN that they shall not overwhelm us………….. You ask about how many of disciples ended?
Yes, I remember, most of them died martyrs...Beheaded, STONED TO DEATH etc!!!!
This is the truth of our faith believing God and His word, we must learn to ignore ALL that we see, read or hear that seems contradictory to who OUR God is, rather hold unto His word as He has spoken it, YOUR WAYS ARE NOT MY WAYS, NEITHER ARE YOUR THOUGHTS THE SAME WITH MINE
There are so many questions that we all have at some point in the walk, some the Lord shall reveal answers to and some we may never know why on this side of Heaven according to His will
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
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Wow. Lots of questions, that I also deal with. It's good to ask why and try to find the answer, that will be in line with the whole, and not just the parts.
We can chose to accept that it's not God's purpose to impose suffering on the human race. Or reject the purpose and the means, and work ourselves into theological discourses, searching to find a meaning behind all of this.
Islam rejected the concept of original sin, and thus do not see Man as sinful and in opposition to God. Furthermore, they do not and cannot accept Christ as a Savior, since humans did not commit sin against God, and are in need for a Redeemer and a Mediator.
So it was easy for them to conclude that Jesus is the Christ, but yet He is not the Only Begotten Son of God, and is like any other prophet, a holy man.
So when I asked these questions, about why God did what He did, according to the Bible and our Christian tradition, I was confronted with a deep sense of loss and became open for Another Gospel, and immidietaly ceased questioning as I realized that there is no need for an answer.
Christianity trescends all religions and philosophies because of the Sonship and the exclusiveness of Christ's Person and Revelation.
Your questions are whinin the context of Love, and are to be answered only in the Incarnation of Love. Christ is the only answer that can justify all these questions.
Once I have no Christ, I have no God; and that is why these questions will cease, or an answer will be found in other religions or dogmas, forfeiting what you and I beleive the most: Jesus Christ!
Because we believe in Christ Jesus, His humility, sacrifice, peace, meekness, love, tenderness, divine humanity, etc. we are moved to question in this line of thought.
So the question and the answer begins and ends in Christ.