A tragedy made worse

The confusing and heartbreaking tragedy of a mass murder is only made worse by the explanation the “religious experts” give. The question people ask is always the same. “How can an all-powerful, all loving God, allow so many innocent people to suffer?”  There are three assumptions in this question: 1) God is all powerful; 2) God is all loving (by that they mean that He loves everyone); and 3) People, or least some people, are innocent. As stated, this question is impossible to answer. The assumptions are clear contradictions.  They cannot be reconciled.  To answer the question, one or more of these presuppositions must be changed.

It ought not surprise us that the false prophets would change the only assumption that is true. They always answer the question by denying the fact that God is all powerful.  They try to comfort people by saying that God has abdicated His throne to the free will of evil men or to Satan.  The unbelieving public swallows this lie hook, line, and sinker.  In man’s desperate attempt to have a god they can control, they would never consider the possibility that God doesn’t love everybody, or that no one is innocent in His presence.  These “hard sayings” are just too offensive Jn. 6:60-61. A God who is absolutely sovereign and men that are totally sinful, turns their world upside down.

“Our God is in the heavens, He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands” Ps 115:3-4.  Faith does not question God.  Faith bows to Him and says with the Psalmist, “Not unto us, Oh Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake” Ps 115:1.

Greg Elmquist