I've asked that question a million times and all I ever get are some convoluted answers like "It's God's will" or "As a test of faith". How does that really explain why if God is so powerful he would allow horrible things to happen to innocents?
If there are barbers, why are there so many people who has long beard, long hair living on the street or whatsoever?, you see, the answer is that because people do not come to barbers, same thing as people do not come to God. c:
It is a consequence of sin. After the Fall of man in Eden the world was cursed and we were punished. God is a just God but a merciful God. We are lucky we are even alive right now. We all (my self included) deserve to be dead and in Hell right now but God has mercy on us and can give us life if we except it and follow him. So because of our sin we have bad things happen in the world. It also can be a test of faith. Like DTM says above, Job is a great book in the Bible to learn about how God tests people through troubles and bad times.
These are difficult questions to grapple with for Christians because since God is omnipotent, He does have it within His power to make this a heaven on earth. Moreover, since God cares about us, why would He allow harm to come to us if He has it in his power to stop it? When God can change the world at His whim, why is His help usually so subtle? Well, consider two things: faith and choice. First of all, if God wanted to remove all doubt about his existence, He could do so -- but, He doesn't because the cornerstone of Christianity is faith. (cont in comments)
As Answered Here Already, B a d T h i n g s Happen To Everyone At T i m e s. It Therefore Is V i t a l l y Important T o Connect To J e s u s By His Spirit To Add Sugar To T h e Bad Times. -------------------------------- Scripture Quote -------------------------------- I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. -------------------------------- In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! ----------------------------------- For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] (John 16:33 AMP)
That's the question now. If there be an "all good" god, then, why did he allow millions of his children to be enslaved? Why did he allow millions of mothers to be robbed of their babies? Why has he allowed injustice to triumph? Why has he permitted the innocent to be imprisoned and the good to be burned? Why has he withheld his rain and starved millions of the children of men? Why has he allowed the earthquakes to devour, and the tempest to wreck and rend? Why he has caused his volcanoes to devour the good and the bad, his tsunamis to wreck and rend the generous and the cruel, his floods to drown the loving and the hateful, his lightning to kill the virtuous and the vicious, his famines to starve the innocent and criminal and his plagues to destroy the wise and good, the ignorant and wicked. Why has he allowed his enemies to imprison, to torture and to kill his friends. Why has he permitted blasphemers to flay his worshipers alive, to dislocate their joints upon racks, and to burn them at the stake. Why would even a mother has to clasp a dead children in her breast -- if there's a god?
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In the bible it says a war broke out in heaven and Jesus cast out Satan and his demons to earth. Also it is a test to see if we maintain our loyalty to God or if we curse him when it wasn't even His fault. Satan tests us everyday in attempts to pull us away from our heavenly father
revelation 12:12 On this account be glad, YOU heavens and YOU who reside in them!+ Woe+ for the earth and for the sea,+ because the Devil has come down to YOU, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time.?
Okay this is a simple one, there is no God. Good things and bad things happen to everyone. People like be all emo and act like when bad things happen to them that life is horrible and they are treated horribly unfairly. This is not the case. You will probably find that a lot of people have a lot worse happen to them they just don't go around complaining about it. I guarantee that everyone one of these so called 'bad' people you are referring to have had plenty of bad things happen to them. Take a look at serial killers for instance. I think everyone can agree they are bad people. A massive majority of them suffered severe emotional and physical abuse as children. Don't be so naive as to think that only bad things happen to good people. I bet just as many good things have happened in your life as bad you just choose to ignore them.
Because the people who turn there backs on neopaganism also turn their backs on the gods and godesses.the pagan God Pantheon is angry at these people's foolish choices -ESPECIALLY if they are Christian or Muslim-then the gods have had enough-that is usually why things are like that.!
God is not to blame for the suffering and bad things that happen. As the Bible says in 1 John 5:19, "The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one." Satan has the world under his control and he is always trying to cause corruption, pain and suffering to mankind. Sometimes bad things happen as a consequence of our imperfection and our own actions. James 1:13-15 states, "When under trial, let no one say: 'I am being tried by God.' For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone. But each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death." And at times, bad things happen to good people because they were at the wrong place at the wrong time. Ecclesiastes 9:11 demonstrates this with these words, "Because time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all."
Because the Devils main targets are Gods Children. Those who are The Devils enemies. And God ALLOWS the trials & tribulations only to make you stronger. God turns the bad things the Devil does All Around. And in the end we come out of the struggle stronger,wiser, better, victorious.. And the devil gets mad his plans failed. Its up to us not to get consumed in the trials, but know this, God NEVER puts more on you than you can bare.
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Bad things happen not because of God, but because man brought sin into the world creating "bad", "evil", whatever you choose to label it. It is man's doing, not God's! To blame God or even Satan is to totally negate man's accountability in the mess of things.
To find out why God allows suffering, we need to think back to the time when suffering began. When Satan led Adam and Eve into disobeying God, an important question was raised. Satan did not call into question God's power. Even Satan knows that there is no limit to God's power. Rather, Satan questioned God's right to rule. By calling God a liar who withholds good from his subjects, Satan charged that God is a bad ruler. (Genesis 3:2-5) Satan implied that mankind would be better off without God’s rulership. This was an attack on God's sovereignty, his right to rule. Adam and Eve believed the lie the devil told and thus plunged us into the condition we all find ourselves in today.
Would you like to know why God has allowed things to go on for so long?
You ever heard of this saying before "fight the great fight of faith" ? Its means when things try break you down and make your life fall apart, and make you wanna stop believing in God you have to Fight your way through your faith in God takes you how far you want to go if you dont have faith in God you cant make it. thats way you have to fight the great fight of faith. Yeah some people might say this " i do have faith but nothings happen so i give up on it" if you say that you dont have faith because if you did you would still have it. you have to have forever lasting faith. There are no GOOD people in this world world not we are not even close to being GOOD. We all have sin, lied, stole, cheated, rude to parents. We are not good. God is Good. We are human, we do stupid things. God died for all our sins. You have the nerves to call us Good. Look what God has done for us he is Good. I live each day of my life thinking God for everything he does all the good and the bad.
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Because he cannot interfere with the lives of others, he is simply there to help with the transition from a human to a spirit. He also can protect from the evil in the world, but some things are just ment to happen. It isn't really God/Cresto who you should pin point your question on, some things just happen for no reason, and the actions of oneself interperate what will happen in the future. There is so stopping destiny.