Re: Since this is the debate forum... PM Date: 8/26/2004 2:45:06 PM ( 10y ago ) Hits:1816Size: 1936 char.
God said, My way are not your way and your ways are not my ways, Here it is,
"My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-9).
God know the whole plan. He is over all but he also allows us to have our free agency and he allows us to suffer the consequences of our choices. For example the guy who gets drunk and runs off the road is ejected and killed in a one car rollover. Surely God could have prevented that. The innocent child getting killed while walking down the road by a hit and run driver. The Mother dying during child birth leave a Father with several small children. God could have prevented all of these tragedies. However, God allows nature to takes it's course. At times he does preserve lives of those who's missions are complete.
For me, I don't question why God did this or that. I determine to follow His teaching and know that if I follow His commandments and endure to the end all will be well. It is just to hard to question and implicate God in every Death and War and trajedy. For me, I believe man brings upon himself many of these trials. That is why I said, God does not care whether we live or die, just how we live. Of course he cares. He is all loving. He possesses all there is of every good trait. But, How many times have you seen a death in a family and that death bring that family closer together and perhaps more spiritual and cause them to turn to God and potentually gain eternal life instead of Eternal Damnation if they would have stayed on the path they were taking. I've seen this happen before. I have seen the death of a family member draw that family together and strenghen them. that is the reason for my statement. We know if we live right it will be OK in the end. Whether the end comes early of later.