Praise God for Good, But...

Jump to Last Post 1-2 of 2 discussions (11 posts)
  1. profile image0
    Chasukposted 6 years ago

    Why is it acceptable to praise God for good, but not blame him for bad?

    1. mischeviousme profile image59
      mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Because, as any good patriot, they do it out of innocence and gullibility.

    2. aguasilver profile image75
      aguasilverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is why:

      Job 2

      AGAIN THERE was a day when the sons of God [the angels] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan (the adversary and the accuser) came also among them to present himself before the Lord.

      And the Lord said to Satan, From where do you come? And Satan (the adversary and the accuser) answered the Lord, From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it.

      And the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who [reverently] fears God and abstains from and shuns all evil [because it is wrong]? And still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved Me against him to destroy him without cause.

      Then Satan answered the Lord, Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has will he give for his life.

      But put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse and renounce You to Your face.

      And the Lord said to Satan, Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.

      So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord and smote Job with loathsome and painful sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

      And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself, and he sat [down] among the ashes.

      Then his wife said to him, Do you still hold fast your blameless uprightness? Renounce God and die!

      But he said to her, You speak as one of the impious and foolish women would speak. What? Shall we accept [only] good at the hand of God and shall we not accept [also] misfortune and what is of a bad nature? In [spite of] all this, Job did not sin with his lips.


      Give thanks to God IN ALL THINGS and the enemy cannot get you, simple when you put it into practice, but I will admit it is difficult to understand when you don't know or trust God.

    3. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Contradiction and hypocrisy are key elements to understanding God and his ways, without them, there would be no explanations.

  2. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    I agree. I've heard believers claim many miracles done on their behalf. They go on and on about how God wants to lavish believers with good times. It's an affluent society naivete. It doesn't take into account believers who starve, get raped or murdered, or generally live out their entire lives in squalor. And, of course, there is the argument that god visits troubles on those who need them to learn. That argument rarely holds for the believer suffering problems. Then it's 'it's satan's handiwork.'

    1. mischeviousme profile image59
      mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's easier to pass it off on something outside the self, though they saw it with their own eyes.

      1. profile image0
        Chasukposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I find this behavior especially annoying when someone who thanks God for  trivial "blessings" insists than God causes no harm. The bad things are apparently our fault, the good things are God's.

        1. mischeviousme profile image59
          mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Good and bad are facets of the self, we see them or refuse to acknowledge them at all. Remove an o from good and you have created a god...

        2. aguasilver profile image75
          aguasilverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          You forgot the enemy, he has a hand in the bad things, albeit only under the authority of God.

          1. Slarty O'Brian profile image83
            Slarty O'Brianposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Then you can blame god for that too.

            1. mischeviousme profile image59
              mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Why blame chance, when you can pin it on God. Life sucks and it's a miracle, a contradiction all it's own.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)