Brother Ron Barnes
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Why Does God Allow These Things?
Dear Brother Ron
Why does god let people like in the Middle East battle in his name and kill? I’m sure with all his power he could find a way to tell them he doesn't like bloodshed in his name.
Why does god allow for things like Down’s syndrome? Do they still get to go to heaven? They can't pray or anything.
If the Catholic religion started in Europe, and Jesus came from the Middle East, shouldn't the religions in the Middle East be more accurate?
Lastly, why does it seem like god is saying "BE GOOD OR GO TO HELL"? Please don't be like my girlfriend. I was talking to her about this and all she said was, “ because that's how god wants it to be” and stuff like god wants us to pick our own decisions. I mean yes, he wants us to make our own decisions, but why would he let extreme things like genocides happen?
Of course God does not like people killing and wounding others in His name. He didn’t like it any better when the Christians did it in the Inquisition or the Crusades or when countries like Germany, Bosnia or the Sudan engaged in “ethnic cleansing”. But each of these tragedies has resulted in growth of the collective conscience and a determination that such tragedies should not be allowed to be repeated. As God’s children, we are growing toward what our Father wants us to become. And as any parent can tell you, growth is a slow and painful process.