Does the Almighty ever make a mistake?
When you think of babies born without arms or legs. You witness hardened criminals allowed to go unscathed over and over again. A war perpetrated against a country that has not committed crimes that would justify this action. People caught up in addictions that they can’t break. When you hear on the news that so many helpless young girls have been sold as sex slaves. Watch as a mighty and heartless dictator lives high, while his countrymen suffer starvation and poverty. When you read or personally know someone who feels trapped in the body of the wrong sex.
Over time, some have believed that God the Creator made mistakes by allowing such things to happen.
Well, first of all, if God, the creator of everything made a mistake, I certainly wouldn’t want to be the only created being who has the courage to stand up and tell the Almighty that he has it. do ! I may not be the smartest, but I have more brains than that.
Second, yes, we are definitely surrounded by heartbreaking circumstances everywhere we look. Absolutely no doubt about it. But is this reality the result of God’s inattention, of his revenge, of his indifference? Or rather, is it the result of sin – the behavior that God himself has warned men and women against throughout all generations?
The Bible is filled with warnings and pleas from Him, telling people what the inevitable result of sin will be. Pain and heartache. And remember, the consequences of bad behavior are not inflicted only on the person who acted against God’s advice. We are all interconnected, and so what I do affects you and yours.
Small children suffer a lot from the decisions made by the generations that preceded them. Innocent people are hurt terribly when someone decides they can do whatever they want – regardless of God’s warnings against sin.
I heard the declarations: “Well, my God, it’s God! He could stop all that pain and suffering in the blink of an eye if he wanted to. So why doesn’t he, if he is a loving God?
Yes, He sure could.
Except for one thing. Our loving God does not believe in forcing anyone to do the right thing. It would just make us human puppets, and He doesn’t seem to want that for us.
He obviously placed limits on his power to make us do what is good and right, as opposed to living in sin. But why would he do that? A few reasons. He wants us to obey him, not out of fear and oppression, but out of love. And also, because he deliberately did not create us as robots, unable to think, reason and have affection.
When you honestly look at the facts, we humans are the reason there is so much pain in this world, not God.
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