The Hendricks County Flyer
Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:40 PM EST
What I am willing to address, with complete confidence, is how the loving God of the Bible fits with these unspeakable tragedies. First of all, will anyone ask "where was the Profit Muhammad or Allah, where was Buddha, or to the atheist, where was man or science when this happened?" I don't think we will ask those same questions of the other faiths and though to some extent, it is not fair, I actually believe it is much more fair than us Christians give it credit. Christians always get upset because it is our God that gets questioned in these tragedies, but really, shouldn't it. Have we forgot that we Christians proclaim a faith that is fundamentally different than all other religions in the world based on one critical point, JESUS, God is with us!
The one thing that Christianity hinges upon, that is unlike any other religion is that God loves the world so much that the eternal living God of the universe became flesh and and took our punishment for our sins. The Christian faith proclaims a God that loves us so much that He died for us so that we, underserving sinners, could be freely given eternal life. Every other religion is based on man's performance to attain righteousness in it's gods eyes.
So if Christianity is based on an all loving God, then isn't it just when the world asks "where is that love, when these unspeakable tragedies occur?" What we must not miss, however, is the statement that the question implies; Love would rescue us from death.
So, where was this loving God when this monster pointed his gun at those little innocent kindergarten children and pulled the trigger. I can't answer for the other gods and I can't see Jesus with my eyes to tell you that he was there with those children, but I can tell you, without any question, where the loving God was, when he was on the earth. Jesus was beaten within an inch of his life and then they drove spikes through his hands and feet and hung him naked on a cross in front of the entire city and shoved a spear in His side. They left him there alive for hours, until he finally died a slow and excruciating death, right next to you and me.
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