WHY DOESN'T GOD DO SOMETHING?
From tract by Allen Webster
Many tragedies, crisis – mass shootings, war, storms, floods, famine
When these things happen – we ask Where is God?
God gets blamed for things that are not His fault. Job 1:16
How could a good God allow such evil?
Why does an almighty God not do something?
Couldn't God create a world without evil?
Why doesn't God help His children?
People would live in chaos.
God is a God of order – 1 Corinthians 14:40 decently and in order
If God suspends natural law when a child is in danger – chaos would reign.
We need some consistent rules – gravity, fire, gasoline
We could not function in a world without rational prediction
People would become reckless.
God expects us to careful, prudent, cautious
We are NOT invincible and bulletproof
We can not cross the street without looking both ways.
People would fail to develop spirituality.
Illustrate with butterfly / moth getting out of the cocoon
Without challenges we would become selfish shallow, spoiled
God wants us to grow, mature, grow up, become adults
People would complain that their free will was taken away.
When there is a crisis – we want God to step in
But at other times – we want freedom to make choices
What if - -
Every angry rant – God set your computer / phone on fire?
Every false doctrine – speaker lost his voice?
Every liar was struck dead?
Study these verses
Our service to God should be out of love
People would follow Christ for the wrong reasons.
If God protected His followers – many would follow for protection
If no Christian ever got cancer, had a heart attack, suffered from any disease – we would be baptizing people every hour of every day.
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