Why Does God Allow Suffering And Bad Things To Happen?

Why Does God Allow Suf­fer­ing

When we look around at the world we are liv­ing in, tak­ing in the hor­rors that are occur­ring around the world on a daily basis, the most preva­lent ques­tion on many people’s minds is,“Why does God allow (let) these things to happen!”

His­tor­i­cally, turn­ing to the clergy for the answer to this ques­tion of why does God allow any­thing evil or bad to hap­pen is a les­son in futil­ity, as the grey Why Does God Allow Suffering And Bad Things To Happen?answers we are asked to accept raise even more questions.

Answers like, “God works in mys­te­ri­ous ways. We don’t under­stand why He allows these things to hap­pen, but we must trust that it is all part of His plan.” Some of the less sym­pa­thetic answers lend them­selves to things like, “God is pun­ish­ing us for all the sin and evil in the world.” For­tu­nately, none of these reli­gious plat­i­tudes have any basis in Spir­i­tual reality.

Why Does God Allow Some­one You Love To Die?

When a loved on dies, for what­ever the rea­son, men of the cloth can be heard spew­ing out ridicu­lous state­ments like, “God took them home!” or “God had his rea­sons for let­ting them die.” So in essence then why does God allow bad things to hap­pen? Think for a moment about how such state­ments impact a child, sit­ting in the front pew of a church funeral, hav­ing lost a mother or father in a tragic acci­dent. State­ments like, “The Lord took um home!” is what they are asked to believe, in the absence of a more con­crete expla­na­tion of why a lov­ing God allowed this to hap­pen to mommy or daddy. And because God is “all pow­er­ful”, the death of their loved one is con­sciously or uncon­sciously placed squarely on God as the one who could have pre­vented it, but didn’t. So then does God allow bad things to happen?

 Why Does God Allow Suf­fer­ing and Bad Things To Hap­pen If He is “All Mighty?”

While it is true that God is “ALL MIGHTY” and “ALL POWERFUL”, it is not true that because grey Why Does God Allow Suffering And Bad Things To Happen?of these attrib­utes, He is free to do what­ever He wants. Believe it or not there are some things that All Mighty God can­not do.

2 Things God Can Not Do

There are pri­mar­ily two things that God can­not do.

  1. He can­not lie.
  2. He can­not break His word, once given.

When God cre­ated the world, He gave “domin­ion” of the Earth to Adam and Eve, or in the greater sense, He made the human race the supreme author­ity over the planet. The book of Gen­e­sis, in the first chap­ter, verse 28 tells us that after cre­at­ing man in His own image and like­ness, God gave man domin­ion over the affairs of the planet.

Be fruit­ful, and mul­ti­ply, and replen­ish the earth, and sub­due it: and have domin­ion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every liv­ing thing that moveth upon the earth.”  By def­i­n­i­tion, the word domin­ion means “rul­ing power, author­ity, or con­trol”.

By giv­ing the human race “rul­ing author­ity and con­trol” over the planet, God made it clear that He would honor what ever deci­sions the human race made con­cern­ing the planet. When Adam and Eve rejected the Lord­ship of God over them in the Gar­den of Eden, God had no choice but to honor his word, and let Adam and Eve and their descen­dants rule the world in any way that they saw fit. They chose Satan’s sys­tem of gov­ern­ment which is a sys­tem based on every one being their own gods, that is, a gov­ern­ment based on SELFISHNESS,  where every­one does what they please accord­ing to their own wills, rather than God’s gov­ern­ment, which is based on rec­og­niz­ing God as their Lord, and com­ply­ing with His will. God’s gov­ern­ment is based on com­plete SELFLESSNESS , or every­one doing what is right for well being of every­one else, and esteem­ing all oth­ers higher than themselves.

Once Adam and Eve made the deci­sion to dis­obey God in the Gar­den of Eden, and chose Satan’s gov­ern­ment over God’s,  Satan became their new LEGAL  ‘father’, (the oper­a­tive word here is ‘LEGAL’) and God had no choice but to back off. From that moment on, God could not legally inter­fere in the affairs of men with­out break­ing His Word and tak­ing back the author­ity He had given them over the Earth. Since it is impos­si­ble for God to break His word, the human race has been in charge of planet earth for the last six thou­sand years, liv­ing out Satan’s sys­tem of gov­ern­ment. Satan is the enemy of God and men. He delights in our demise, and than does every­thing in his power to get us to believe that it’s all God’s fault.

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This is why God sent His Son Jesus to the earth. Since it was humans who unwit­tingly gave domin­ion of the earth over to Satan and his form of Gov­ern­ment by dis­obey­ing God, or sin­ning if you will, only a human being could win the planet back to God and free mankind from the bondage that Adam and Eve unwit­tingly placed us in.

The Bible tells us that God was in Christ, rec­on­cil­ing the world back to Him­self” (2 Corinthi­ans 5:19) This is why God had to become a man in order to save the planet. A human being plunged us into this mess, and only a human being could get us out. By becom­ing a human being, liv­ing a sin­less life in obe­di­ence to God, and fac­ing the death penalty that went along with men choos­ing to be their own gods, Jesus, by his blood, won the right to claim the Earth back to God forever.

Soon the reign of evil men will be over. All who align them­selves with God and believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord who saved them, will live for­ever in a world as God intended it to be. grey Why Does God Allow Suffering And Bad Things To Happen?A world free from death, sor­row and pain, a world where all are of one accord, a world free from self­ish­ness and sin, and a world where we will be reunited for­ever with the loved ones who were lost to us. Jesus said,

“I am the res­ur­rec­tion, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” (John 11:25) Those who make a deci­sion to fol­low Christ into eter­nity will one day hear the words. “Well done My good and faith­ful ser­vant, enter ye into the Joy of the Lord.” (Matthew 25:21)

Until then, be at peace know­ing that God is not respon­si­ble for the ter­ri­ble things that go on here, but nei­ther can He arbi­trar­ily inter­fere with or use His might and power to stop that which we have brought upon our­selves by choos­ing to be our own gods.

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How To Find Inner Peace — Jesus Is In The Midst Of Your Life

How To Find Inner Peace

Are you at a point in your life where you are des­per­ately search­ing on how to find inner peace? No mat­ter which way you turn you are over­whelmed with emo­tional tur­moil. My friend, it is only when you are at peace and total rest know­ing that Jesus goes before you and makes your crooked places straight, you acti­vate your faith and good things begin to hap­pen to you. It’s then and only then you will find true last­ing inner peace. Remem­ber no mat­ter how bad things are, the risen Jesus (the Holy Spirit) is in the midst of your prob­lems. Just invite Him into your life and see how quickly things change for you.

How To Find Inner Peace — God Is Wait­ing For You

Remem­ber God is wait­ing for YOU to make Him part of your life, not the other way

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How to find inner peace with god

around. He gives your total free will to decide this is what you want and will not inter­fere. It’s up to you so take a leap of faith now and change your life for­ever and have a total last­ing inner peace and rest.

In John 20:19–20 the Apos­tles gath­ered in a room with the doors locked (not yet know­ing Christ rose from the dead) in fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Shalom). When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the dis­ci­ples were glad when they saw the Lord.

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How To Find Inner Peace Within

The Dis­ci­ples went from utter fear to joy in an instant when they saw Jesus. The same can hap­pen to you when you change your focus on what­ever trou­bles you and turn toward Him. Reject neg­a­tive thoughts and med­i­tate and dwell on God’s love for you.Cast all your fears, wor­ries, anx­i­eties and all that may trou­ble you on Him. Find your inner peace and rest know­ing there is noth­ing too big for God…nothing!

Con­sider this your first step in the jour­ney of know Jesus. To learn more of the heart of the grey How To Find Inner Peace   Jesus Is In The Midst Of Your Lifetrue God check out this arti­cle by click­ing on the image »>.

 

Finding Peace Of Mind In Your Daily Life-Simplify Your Life

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Find­ing Peace Of Mind In Your Daily Life When You Rest In God

Is find­ing peace of mind in your life a daunt­ing task? Are you look­ing to sim­plify your life and desire peace of mind in your life? Have you heard the expres­sion, “let go and let God”? Well that sounds sim­ple right? Well you should know that this exactly what Jesus wants from you. He wants you to rely and rest on Him totally (100%) and He will do the rest. Make it a point today to stop labor­ing and wor­ry­ing about things of this world but rather focus your energy on His uncon­di­tional love for you. Invite God into your life and make Him first place and enjoy the abun­dance of grace He freely gives you.grey Finding Peace Of Mind In Your Daily Life Simplify Your LifeMatthew 6:25–34

For this rea­son I say to you, do not be wor­ried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the grey Finding Peace Of Mind In Your Daily Life Simplify Your Lifebody more than cloth­ing? “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heav­enly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?

“And who of you by being wor­ried can add a sin­gle hour to his life? “And why are you wor­ried about cloth­ing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed him­self like one of these. “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomor­row is thrown into the fur­nace, will He not much more clothe you?

You of lit­tle faith! “Do not worry then, say­ing, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for cloth­ing?’ “For the Gen­tiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heav­enly Father knows that you need all these things.

“But seek first His king­dom and His right­eous­ness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomor­row; for tomor­row will care for itself. Each day has enough trou­ble of its own.

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Each and every day God pro­vides you with enough of His favor to take care of the day’s needs. Find rest and peace in Him. Do not worry about tomor­row and know His favor will be there for you then. Once you truly under­stand this and allow it to man­i­fest and take root in your spirit, then and only then can you have true last­ing peace of mind in your life.

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God Is Loving, Merciful and Faithful

God Is Lov­ing, Mer­ci­ful and Faithful

Our God is so lov­ing, so mer­ci­ful, so faith­ful. Even when we become too dis­cour­aged to believe, God does not for­get what He promised you. The true God can not make a promise to you and not fol­low through on it. Never, ever!

“Then God remem­bered Rachel; he lis­tened to her and enabled her to con­ceive.” (Gen­e­sis 30:22, NIV)

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How to find inner peace with god

Do you feel dis­cour­aged today? Is your life not what you envi­sioned or planned it to be? Have you prayed, believed and worked hard, and things did not worked out as planned?

Are You Enter­ing “Never-Land”

Now you’re prob­a­bly think­ing, “I’m never going to be happy again. I’ll never be mar­ried. I’ll never accom­plish my dreams”, I’ll never get a promotion” .…

Remem­ber today, not only does God remem­ber you, He remem­bers the promise He placed within you. And God would not place a desire in your heart if He was not going to let the desire come to pass. It takes patience (faith) on your part and in His time will make your dream a reality.

“Delight your­self also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4 NKJV

He knows what He’s des­tined you to do. You may have already said, “For­get it; it’s never going to hap­pen.” The good news is that you don’t have the final say. God has the final say, and He says, “What I started in your life, I’m going to fin­ish.” That dream you gave up on, God didn’t give up on. He remem­bers you, and He is with you, lead­ing you and guid­ing you to the place of victory.

I pro­duced a video to the clas­sic song “Bridge Over Trou­bled Water” by Simon and Gar­funkel. It reminds me of how God is in the midst of your life and how deep His love is for us. The songs always lifts my spirits-Enjoy and expe­ri­ence the love and pres­ence of God in your life!

 

God vs Satan

God Vs Satan — Does Satan Have Power Over You?

For many who do not know what the Scrip­tures have to say about God vs Satan and how Satan came to be the enemy of God and man, great con­fu­sion and mis­un­der­stand­ing sur­round the devil, and whether or not he has any power over men today. The answer to that ques­tion is that Satan has no power over us that we don’t give him. How­ever, before Jesus came to the earth, the devil’s power over men the human race was great, because he was the legal, though malev­o­lent spir­i­tual father of the human race. The Bible refers to him as “The Prince of the power of the air.” (Eph­esians 2:2) But Jesus made very clear that His pur­pose in com­ing to earth was to for­ever end Satan’s reign of tyranny over the human race.

Should We Be Afraid Of The Devil?

“For this pur­pose the Son of God was man­i­fested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8)

Jesus referred to the devil as a thief who has only three goals in his deal­ings with human­ity. Jesus said

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abun­dantly.” (John 10:10)

Since Jesus defeated him by dieing on the cross in our place, the only power the devil has over us is the power of a lie. How­ever, every time we enter­tain his lies, we empower him to come into the cir­cum­stances of our lives and reek havoc. But Jesus won for us the author­ity over the devil, so that his power over us has been reduced to only what we allow it to be. The fol­low­ing scrip­tures make it clear that the devil’s power over us has been decimated.

“[God] dis­armed the prin­ci­pal­i­ties and pow­ers ranged against us and made a bold dis­play and pub­lic exam­ple of them, in tri­umph­ing over them in Him (Christ) and in it [the cross]. (Colos­sians 2:15 Ampli­fied Bible).

Thank the Father because you are priv­i­leged to share the lot of the saints who are liv­ing in the light. For he res­cued us from the power of dark­ness, and re-established us in the king­dom of his beloved Son. (Colos­sians 1:12,13 Phillips Mod­ern English)

“Behold! I have given you author­ity and power to tram­ple upon ser­pents and scor­pi­ons, and (phys­i­cal and men­tal strength and abil­ity) over all the power that the enemy [pos­sesses], and no thing shall in any way harm you. (Luke 10:19 Ampli­fied Bible)

“Sub­mit your­selves there­fore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  (James 4:7)

We must always remem­ber that God does not expect us to con­tend with the devil for a place of vic­tory, because Jesus has already won that bat­tle for us; a bat­tle that we had no chance of win­ning on our own. But God does expect us to con­tend with the devil from our posi­tion of vic­tory. We have the power to either give the devil license in our cir­cum­stances by sub­mit­ting to sin, or cause him to flee from us by resist­ing his attempts at get­ting us to cross the line into sin.

Copy­right 2013 — V.P. Valentino, Manorville, NY 11949