You know all that bad stuff going on in the world? God’s not doing it!
Every day…and I mean Every. Single. Day…all you have to do is get up and read or watch or listen to the news…and you realize the bad stuff is still happening. Wars, murders, rapes, stealing, lying, and the list goes on and on. No country or continent is immune. And since it’s a worldwide epidemic, many people like to say either God is working some sort of masterplan…or He’s not interested…or He simply doesn’t exist. All three answers are incredibly incorrect.
I expect people who don’t believe in God or those who even hate Him to say ignorant things. But it’s pure silliness for Christians to make statements like “God is in control”…or…”God has a plan and a reason for all this”. If God is actually in control and is actually causing all the bad stuff to happen, then He’s not a good, righteous, and holy God. And He’s a terrible father. Why?
Because a good father doesn’t tell his children to “do as I say and not as I do”. Here’s the good news…
God isn’t doing that because He IS a good father. He IS holy and righteous. And He doesn’t tell us to be a certain way while He’s being another. Why would God tell us not to do evil things and yet cause evil things to happen all around the world? He doesn’t. This world isn’t being controlled by God. And how could you possibly look around you and say it is. And why would you portray God to the world in such a way? It conveys a negative view to anyone who actually thinks and ponders. Like this quote from Brad Pitt for example:
Are you a Christian? If so, do you believe the Bible when it says Jesus will return one day and rule and reign for a thousand years here on Earth? If you believe that, do you believe the Earth will be filled with violence and every other horrible, sinful thing mankind can devise? Or don’t you truly believe Jesus will make the world a better place? Of course He will. And that’s when…let me repeat…THAT’S WHEN you’ll know God is in control. No more war. No more unpunished crimes. No more evil men trying to rule the world.
No more bad stuff.
So…if you’re telling people God is in control, I hope you mean of your own personal life. Otherwise…will you please stop? Get back in His word. Read the writings of Paul. If you’re not a Jew, Paul’s writings are specifically FOR YOU. You’ll discover how to rightly divide the Word of Truth, and you’ll be a much better witness to a hurting world. Will you start today? If not…why not?
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