Monday, February 13, 2006

God?


















If God is real, why is there so much death and violence and sadness and sorrow in this life?

Why do people and animals have to be so mean?

Why do people hurt? Why do people die? Why don't people love?

8 Comments:

Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

It is interesting that you actually ask the question of why there is evil and mot enougth good.

If there was no God and life was ultimately meaningless, would you have any idea of good and evil?

You can see that things are not right. That you can see this shows that ultimately there is good and evil.

The Bible says that in the beginning God made everything good. However, Satan tempted man to do evil. Evil actions have consequences, which is why we are living in a world filled with evil.

If God were to get rid of evil, He would have to get rid of us, because we are the one's who do bad things. Not space aliens, not Werewolves; but you and me.

However, God has provided an answer to evil in sending Jesus to suffer the full consequences of our evil on the cross. He is presently calling people to believe in Jesus and receive forgiveness for sin.

When He has finished doing that He will restore all of creation and put an end to evil.

Does that go anywhere to answering your question?

God Bless you

Matthew

5:28 PM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger Rosie said...

Wow, you are really tenacious to keep talking to me. How nice. No one I know will keep talking to me like this about religion. The Catholics that I know (which are really the only religious people for me) just brush off my questions with stupid answers that make no sense to me.

You have a good point. If I think of how I am, I can kind of understand that I am not perfect. Am I really evil, though? I try to do what my conscience tells me to do. The wrong things that I do are just results of all the bad influence that I have. Doesn't God understand that ... that I have had some bad influences in my life?

What do you mean about Jesus suffering the full consequesnces of our evil? Why is evil still around if Jesus took care of it?

I am sorry. I don't mean to bombard you with questions. I have so many. Maybe you could just pick one.

Thanks for being nice to me. I wish the nuns were as nice. Then again, I haven't passed notes around about the big zits on your face or put a woopy cushion on your chair ... which is the kind of things that I like to do to some of the prudish nuns.

7:00 PM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Well, while not wanting to sound a bit judgmental, did you really need to do thoe things to the Nuns? Was that really a respectful thing to do?

You knew when you did those things that you would not have appreciated someone doing them to you. Can you blame that on your 'influences'?

My point is that God saw you do those things. God detests wrongdoing. It is against His nature.

Jesus dealt with evil by being punished for it. When Christ died on the cross He was punished for all the wrong things that we have done. That was so you and I can receive forgiveness. By rising from the dead, He made it possible for us to receive eternal life if we identify with Him through faith.

Why does evil still exist?

When God finally puts an end to evil, it will involve the eternal judgment on sinners who's have rejected Christ. If He did that today, so many people would be lost forever. He is currently giving people the chance to be saved.

That is why Christians ought to be sharing the message of salvation these days. Time is short. None of us know how long God will allow thigns to continue as they are.

That is why it is so imperative that you believe in Jesus Christ, that He paid the penalty for your sins, that He was raised from the dead and that He can give you eternal life right now.

If you beleive this today, you will be saved and can be assured of living forever with God.

May you come to know God's peace and acceptance

Matthew

5:50 AM, February 14, 2006  
Blogger Rosie said...

Hi DF,
I cannot blame my tricks on influences, you are right.
I can blame them on my thought processes, though. I blame my thought processes on my influences. Am I not just a result of that has transpired since I was born? Am I not just a product of this family, this world I live in?

God detests wrongdoing? How can He ever look at me, then?

That is why it is so imperative that you believe in Jesus Christ, that He paid the penalty for your sins,

OK, but how much penance do I have to do so He will forgive me? I am sure I will not want to do the penance. Girls just want to have fun.

that He was raised from the dead

Did this REALLY happen? I thought this was more Catholic nonsense.

I am glad you are talking with me, Dyspraxic Fundamentalist. You are really different, I think, than any religious person I have ever heard before.
:~)
I am going to keep thinking about what you have said.

11:18 AM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I just posted a comment and it has been lost.

There is no penance that you can do. Christ did your penance for you on the cross. To add your 20 'Hail Marys' to His suffering would be offensive.

The question is will you receive eternal life by believing in Him?

Yes, Christ truly rose from teh dead. He was seen by those who knew Him. Men who could not have been mistaken.

Were they lying? These men were willing to suffer and die for their conviction.

Why did the Jews or the Romans not produce Jesus' body to disprove the claim that He was risen? His tomb was empty.

That He is truly alive shows that He is who He claimed to be, namely, the eternal Son of God and the Saviour of the world.

He can grant you eternal life if you will only acknowledge waht He did for you.

God Bless

Matthew

12:22 PM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger Rosie said...

DF,
You say things that I have never heard before. I want to hear more!
This is definately not Catholicism, I'll tell you that.

2:21 AM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger Rosie said...

Thanks for caring. I think that you do care.

2:21 AM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger Rose~ said...

Hey, DF,
There's a fox!

11:31 AM, February 16, 2006  

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