All right, we are jumping back into our series we’re calling Questions. In episode 16 we talked about why bad things happen to good people. So, you may be thinking…okay, I’m starting to see this, but what about this question, “Okay, so maybe God didn’t cause it to happen, but didn’t He allow it?
That’s exactly what we are going to talk about today.
Know that, just because something happened, it doesn’t automatically mean it was the will of God and just because something didn’t happen, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t the will of God.
But how do we know this?
Let’s think about it this way, it is the will of God that everyone get saved, right? However, there are people who die daily who have chosen to reject Jesus. God wants everyone to get saved, but because we have free wills, it’s a choice we get to make.
2 Peter 3:9 talks about the return of Jesus and why He’s taking so long and this is what it says, “This means that, contrary to man’s perspective, the Lord is not late with His promise to return, as some measure lateness. But rather, His “delay” simply reveals His loving patience toward you, because He does not want any to perish, but all come to repentance.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 goes on to say, “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
Did you know that hell was not even created for people. Matthew 25:41 tells us It was prepared for the devil and his angels, however the devil is going to do all he can to bring as many people with him that he can, because he wants to destroy as many people’s lives as possible. See, God’s will is that everyone gets saved, but sometimes just because something is God’s will, doesn’t mean it will automatically happen and just because it’s not God’s will, doesn’t mean it won’t happen.
Like we talked about in episode 16, there is a bad devil out there, we do live in a cursed world and sometimes we the people make some pretty bad choices that can lead us and others to face horrible consequences.
Now, that we have that squared away, what about this question? I have heard this one a lot…especially during really bad tragedies like 9-11. Where was God when 9-11 happened? God could have done something to stop it, Why didn’t He?
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