So many times I have heard or read from someone the following; " why does God allow bad things to happen"?. God is blame for man harming (or worse) their fellow man? And God is also blamed for all the other ills of the world. Why? I believe God is NOT the blame.
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renegadetory- Thank you. I totally agree. It is like they want God only when and if it's convinient for them. And those who never called on God before, will usually do so at their worst and darkest hour. And then have the nerve to blame Him.
graceinus, I think there is a misunderstanding about what God is not. God is not a genie in a bottle you rub when you want a wish granted, nor is He an ATM. People want to create God in their own image, instead of understanding who He is.
I really like this sentiment. But there are others like myself who see God in all things good and bad, and we are in awe of both. Of course we do not understand it all, but have faith. Bad things happen I will always wonder why. But that is OK.
LoisRayn13903- Many thanks for your answer, I agree with you.
Deborah Sexton- Thank you very much for your answer. Genesis 1:28 does explain a lot if one understands it's context. Again thanks
Thank you Graceinus
I think the problem is that people read by skimming over text and they are not studying. They pick verses at random and think they understand
This is a great answer but that last two paragraphs do not make sense. Cam you clarify?
Sure Lois, Graceinus is wonderful. But those who oppose his wonderful open views and caring nature and great questions, would label him a problem of God's making. I adore him so I poke fun at those who may be bothered by him. Not enough room for both
OK TY for clarfying. My husband pokes at me calling me Holy Roly
In fairness the part of knowing God's will was fully justified. I just do not get it. (that does not mean they are wrong) I figure a woman who is adamant about knowing Gods' will for me is a bit of ------ shall we say as you did, a holy roller.
Eric- Thanks for your kind words and comment.
Funny, I did not mean them as kind. Only truthful. That I must meditate on. I think most the compliments I receive are kindness. Perhaps kindness is in me without thought. I suppose that would be good.
Eric-That is what I like about you, your kindness does not require effort on your part. It just seems to happen.
As soon as we put any qualities upon Divinity (only God is Divine) we limit the Source-of-All. Is it possible to know True Divinity? A male God limits God to being not-female. A Merciful Divinity does not have the Righteous severity of being just. A