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Why doesn't God stop this pandemic if He can?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked March 26 2020 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Aurel Gheorghe
I’m sure that most of us at some point have asked how a God of love can allow sin and suffering to exist - how come He does not intervene and ends world hunger, injustice, or COVID-19 pandemic. 

The best answer is found in Matthew 13 as Jesus tells the parable of the sower. After sowing good seed, the servants of the landowner were surprised to find tares growing alongside the wheat. The sower knew his seed was good, and he knew where the weeds came from, “An enemy did this” (Matt 13:28).

God created a perfect world, a perfect universe. And He also made Lucifer. Through his own choices Lucifer became Satan. God created Lucifer; He did not create Satan. Likewise, the pain and suffering we face are not “acts of God,” as so often is implied when disaster strikes. Rather than blame God, we know: “An enemy did this!”

In moments of crisis our resolve can be put to test, our faith, and even our belief in God. But we always try to remember that none of this was part of God’s plan.

There’s an even harder question to cope with, one that may not have any good answers this side of heaven. Why does God choose to miraculously intervene in some circumstances, while apparently standing on the sideline in others?How does God decide? Does He even decide, or does He simply allow the laws of nature to run their course?

Rather than try to answer these unanswerable questions, we should focus on remembering who God is.

If I lose your job tomorrow, is God still on His throne?

If my spouse gets cancer, is God still on His throne?

If your own life is cut inexplicably short, is God still on His throne?

No matter what we face in life, and whether we can make sense of it or not, God is still on His throne in heaven. While we may not always get the answers we’re looking for, we can know without any doubt that God is just; that He is love; that God is sovereign whether this world is right side up or upside down.

March 27 2020 2 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Emilio 1992 Emo Tenorio Supporter Shomer
A very timely inquiry during these perilous times and places and I humbly submit an opinion for your consideration. Consider for just a moment that most of the anonymous mischievous gossip and mantras put forth as FACTUAL by temporal powers; could in fact be the works of the prince of the power of the air. (Psalms 108:13; Psalms 149:6)

It is during the most challenging moments in life that it's easiest to see just how lost many man systems are. In that the smallest perturbation within their world destroys their moral world entirely. But for people who believe in something beyond themselves, there is no need to appear heroic for appearance's sake. Those who are called simply answer. 

These dire times produce moments of clarity that many of us have experienced before. What we have fades into the background, and whom we have around us surge to stage center. While others or things go wobbly and crash, we catch our breath and remember what is really important. (Nehemiah 4:9; Nehemiah 4:15) 

Like many Americans who see duty and sacrifice as part of a higher calling, we know that these battles must be fought for a greater good. And our government was not created to give us permission to live; our government lives only by our permission. As our ancestors made it across an ocean, trekked over the Appalachians, and built lives in the wild frontier wilderness all on their own, without any permission from a ruling class. 

Consider that a loving God will use anything to turn things on a dime; so that HIS will is performed (Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 46:10).

Could we just be witnessing the beginning stages of another great awaking with the birthing of a new warrior generation rising to assume the mantle from those called home to glory? As COVID 19 seems to affect the older generation with more deaths than the younger and in the USA many of them were in NURSING HOMES. I further believe that God's answer to COVID 19 will come through a Jew or Israel itself, as stated thus promised to Abram (Genesis 12:3) And speaking of Israel, after three historic elections to unseat the prime minster, Benjamin Netanyahu is still their prime minster. (2 Samuel 22:36)

We could be like so many others in the world, so trapped in a prison of the mind that we never discover any meaning beyond man's simple wisdom. Also be so lost right now because there is nothing sacred to keep them strong. But most importantly friend we could just miss a moment to be heroic while no one else is looking. (Ezekiel 33:6)

In The Lord's Freedom Fearlessly.....warrior on

March 27 2020 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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591 5 Jmessenger Bmessenger
God allows these and other things to happen so that we may always trust him and his judgment, all according to God's will (all in his plan, it is written).

March 27 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Tjart3 Thomas Riccardi Warrior Spirit
We live in a world that is controlled by Satan and his army. He is also the prince of the air. Prophecy is being fulfilled which is hard but exciting at the same time. Matthew 24 (the whole chapter) tells us what to expect and it is coming about. This virus is a terrible thing but it is also a mechanism used by those who, under Satan's direction, will bring about further prophecy being fulfilled. Christ is coming, don't fear, keep your faith strong and be glad in the Lord!

March 31 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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20200222 172923 L.S. James Artist
The LORD brings death and gives life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. 7The LORD sends poverty and wealth; He humbles and He exalts. 8He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap. He seats them among princes and bestows on them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s, and upon them He has set the world. 1 Samuel 2:6-8 

12 And the word of the Lord came to me: 13 “Son of man, when a land sins against me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out my hand against it and break its supply of bread and send famine upon it, and cut off from it man and beast, 14 even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver but their own lives by their righteousness, declares the Lord God. 15 “If I cause wild beasts to pass through the land, and they ravage it, and it be made desolate, so that no one may pass through because of the beasts, 16 even if these three men were in it, as I live, declares the Lord God, they would deliver neither sons nor daughters. They alone would be delivered, but the land would be desolate. Ezekiel 14:12-16 (ESV) 

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is immutable. (cf. Exodus 3:6; John 8:58)

Neither is the Lord apologetic of who He 'is, and was and is to come' the latter of which spells blood, brimstone and fire. In short, the sovereignty of God ought never be compromised lest the fear of God be vaguely translated as 'a reverential awe of God' bereft of fear and found on some poor geriatric grappling for his mojo in the dispensation of grace. 

Notwithstanding the four eschatological views, fear the One found worthy to open the seals that unleashed the Four horsemen of the Apocalypse from which came political turmoil, wars, economic chaos, disease, death and destruction (Revelation 4-19). 

Should one dare pray against these, albeit symbolic, let alone pay tribute to the devil for these awesome wonders? No. Fear God. Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing. NIV Isaiah 40:17 

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. ESV Matthew 10:28

To reiterate, the sovereignty of God ought never be compromised in the dispensation of grace. (cf. Exodus 15:26; Job 31:15; Proverbs 22:2; Romans 11:22). Fear God. And love him all the more.

Peace to you

April 04 2020 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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