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Over the years I have been alarmed to see those who have harmed me, punished by a vengeful God.
Why is it that those who strive to harm someone may be given a terrible lesson, because that person was under the protection of God?
I think that God loves everyone.... but only God knows what it takes to teach someone what they need to learn. Every person having a unique set of life circumstances, mentality and, moral functionality. I don't think that its so much the people getting punished for what they have done in ignorance but a result of holding on to that stubborn ignorance instead of gaining and living by truth and forgiveness. We are to forgive those who do ill to us... and if we forgive they aren't held accountable for those sins. But if we choose not to forgive we are just as guilty of those ills as the perpetrator. Perhaps the person is not a forgiver and is so stubborn in learning and accepting the truth and they run into Satans arms of destruction instead of Gods loving arms of protection. Or maybe they are so close to coming to God that Satan is just trying his earnest to lead them astray. Perspective is everything.
So violet heaven are you saying that if someone does you wrong you will forgive them so that they won't be held responsible neither punished by god just so you won't be seen in the same light as "your perpetrator"?!?!?! Oh o.k!....... and if they choose to repeat their ways because they "know" you will forgive them, how is that helping anyone?!?!?!?!?!? Ones circumstances, mentality and "moral function" isn't a good enough excuse for ones negative actions. btw: you are killing me with running into satans arms
To answer this question from my point of view, I'll say I believe each individual punishes themselves through their actions by their Karma. It's impossible for anyone to out of no where be regarded as ignorant when it concerns them doing wrong or bringing harm. This is the reason when someone is caught they are sent to jail to "be punished". The law and the family that they have hurt doesn't buy into trying to understand or make excuses for them. Ignorance supposedly means you don't know better and the majority of people do. If that is the case they would focus on bringing harm to themselves instead of others and they don't (but if the truth be told at the end of the day, they're bring themselves harm through their Karma)
I am speaking from my own perspective and respect that you have yours. I'm not saying to allow the perpetrator to continue to harm you. I'm saying to be strong enough to not let it add hardness to your heart. They are causing their own destruction.
Maybe it was not God who punished them, but it happened simply, because it did and maybe you associated it as justice for the wrong doing. Things happen and God is awaiting to judge the world. I simply find it hard to think that he would have punished like that. We must all answer for the things we do to others, and pray for forgiveness for sometimes we hurt others unintentionally without wanting to.
Honestly I think everyone harms someone at some point in their life. Likewise, everyone has had bad things happen to them. I don't think there is necessarily a direct connection, only that you are looking for "justice" and when something happens to that person who harmed you personally, as it inevitably will, it is called vengeance. I believe you see what you want to see.
Sometimes people are down in by their own actions. God chooses what He wants to do and when He wants to do it. He loves us each individually and knows everything about us. When we ask His forgiveness, He forgives. Death, accidents, loss of job, etc., are things that happen. When they do happen, we should be cuddling with Jesus asking for wisdom and strength. In tragedy and pain, God can be glorified.
I have often seen people who have harmed others thrive and NOT be punished by God. What goes around does not always come around. Of course, you can believe they will go to Hell one day, or you can just accept that justice is not the fulcrum of this world.
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