posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 09:28 PM
As a Christian my entire adult life, I have come to appreciate that God asks us to believe without the benefit of a "personal demonstration". In the
absence of free will, or free choice, then God could have turned us all into automatons and we may not have the opportunities we have now. Also, as a
parent, I have to let my kids make some mistakes so they can learn. I make no claim whatsoever to have the level of patience or other positive
characteristics attributed to God, so I could never allow suffering, death, disease, etc. if I had the foreknowledge or ability to prevent it. This is
another example of God at His best, however, because He can take the worst outcome as well as the worst behavior and use it to encourage someone,
directly or otherwise, and they can then go and help others with similar situations who may have had nowhere to go before.
Finally, in response to comments that God basically turns His back on some of us to the point of death and dying, remember that as a Christian I
believe once other Christians die they get to go to Heaven. At that time, any and all suffering is rewarded and forgotten. Well worth it.
Everyone has to make their own decision, but as I mentioned earlier tonight in another thread (www.abovetopsecret.com...
what is actually riding on your answer and in the end (pardon the pun) who would REALLY want to be wrong if Christians are right?