Waarom laat God rampe en lyding toe?
Evangelis Billy Graham se dogter het kort na
die 11e September 2001 aanvalle in Amerika op die Amerikaanse Tv
verskyn vir 'n onderhoud op die "Early Show".
Jane Clayson het aan haar gevra:
Hoe kan God so iets laat gebeur?
Anne Graham het sonder om te huiwer die
volgende baie insiggewende antwoord gegee:
believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years
we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our
government and to get out of our lives.
being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out.
can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we
demand He leave us alone?"
of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it
started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found
recently) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.
someone said you better not read the Bible in school ... the Bible says thou
shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself.
And we said OK.
Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave
because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their
self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should
know what he's talking about. And we said OK.
someone said teachers and principals better not discipline our children when
they misbehave. The school administrators said no faculty member in this
school better touch a student when they misbehave because we don't want any
bad publicity, and we surely don't want to be sued (there's a big difference
between disciplining, touching, beating, smacking, humiliating, kicking,
etc.). And we said OK.
someone said, let's let our daughters have abortions if they want, and they
won't even have to tell their parents. And we said OK.
wise school board member said, since boys will be boys and they're going to
do it anyway, let's give our sons all the condoms they want so they can have
all the fun they desire, and we won't have to tell their parents they got
them at school. And we said OK.
of our top elected officials said it doesn't matter what we do in private as
long as we do our jobs. Agreeing with them, we said it doesn't matter to me
what anyone, including the President, does in private as long as I have a
job and the economy is good.
someone said let's print magazines with pictures of nude women and call it
wholesome, down-to-earth appreciation for the beauty of the female body. And
we said OK.
someone else took that appreciation a step further and published pictures of
nude children and then further again by making them available on the
Internet. And we said OK, they're entitled to free speech.
entertainment industry said, let's make TV shows and movies that promote
profanity, violence, and illicit sex. Let's record music that encourages
rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes. And we said it's just
entertainment, it has no adverse effect, nobody takes it seriously anyway,
so go right ahead.
asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know
right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their
classmates, and themselves.
if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it
has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."
how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's
going to hell.
how easy it is to blame God for everything that goes wrong ...
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