Job was a righteous man (Job 1:1), yet he suffered in ways that are almost beyond belief. B) He doesn’t want to John 9:1-38 . More importantly, why does God allow so many terrible and sad things to happen in this life. No cures? “It’s alright to not know why God runs the world the way He does. Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? I realize that I can’t comprehend all of it, but it really feels like God doesn’t love us when he doesn’t seem to intervene. But that doesn’t mean that God directly causes bad to happen. If God is able to perform miracles that defy the laws of physics, why doesn’t he intervene, or if he does intervene, why not more often? If you want to know about why God allows suffering, read from Cherie’s experience: But that is something we can’t know until we see God face to face in heaven. We just made the mistake in believing men who falsely believed they were talking for a god…made them like gods. (North Myrtle Beach, S.C.). 7 Bible verses for further reflection Let me leave you with seven bible verses to reflect on further as you think about this question: “Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today.” When Bad Things Happen to Good People + Genuflect, Why Did You Let This Happen? The hope and peace we so desperately seek is not found in stopping every bad thing from happening, because we simply can’t do it. Fr. We might not always know why certain things happen, but it can help to remember what we do know. Thus has moral evil, incommensurably more harmful than physical evil, entered the world. Like God only intervenes if he likes us. The setting is the peak of the Cold War. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC): Angels and men, as intelligent and free creatures, have to journey toward their ultimate destinies by their free choice and preferential love. Only racists make them”, ― Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and humanitarian. Why” It appears that the only will God cares about, is the will of the violent and never the will of the passive. Heaven – As much as we’d like it to be, this world is not perfect. Look at all these old religious people trying to live to 100. How is it possible that good can result from the mutilation and murder of innocent people? There is a source and fountain of energy that we each discover for ourselves…not an anthropomorphic man-made deity. This is me paying it forward, even if 99.99% dismiss it out-of-hand. We’re also reminded of our mortality and how we’re not really in control of our own destiny. He never abandons us either; Our God is here to support us every step of the way. People often ask the question: “If God is so good and so loving, why does He allow evil in the world? My natural reason tells me that God exists: The rising of the sun each morning convinces me that a master planner is in charge. And like a loving father, God wants us to learn for ourselves. Pingback: Fourth Sunday of Easter | St. John. A The reception by children of holy Communion under the species of wine would probably break no law because most jurisdictions allow minors to consume alcohol under specific conditions, including as part of a religious service. D) He doesn’t exist. All collective judgments are wrong. Praying with Scripture – Getting Started. A Bridge Between Crosses And Blessings. As far as God goes, I know, at this very moment, that there is no God or, to put it another way, nothing in Heaven has any noticeable impact on life here. A The easiest answer to the atheist happens also to be the most honest one: We don’t know. Christianity is only 2,000 years old. Universal Christian that believes Jesus is the son of God born of a virgin named Mary. As early as the year 100 A.D., though, the doxology beginning “for thine is the kingdom” had been added to some manuscripts, and it was included in the Didache, a first-century manual of morals, worship and doctrine in the church. 5. So God is punishing innocent children for the acts of two people about 60,000 years ago (when homo sapiens achieved behavioral normalcy)” Logic is absent…so is an anthropomorphic diety.. Thank you.” References: Revelation 21:1-4 there was just an earthquake in my country. Free Will – God loves us so much that He gives us the gift of free will. Why does He permit terrorism, child abuse and natural disasters to occur? This is why most people cry at funerals, because that person will make no new impact on this planet. God allowed Satan to do everything he wanted to Job except kill him, and Satan did his worst. So even if God is making this choice it is a stupid one. Title KRST, the anointed one. When skies are blue, it’s a lot easier for us to trust than during storms. I guess this quote summarizes my position best: “No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All Rights Reserved. How can we stop feeling that way? Faith is based on something…where are his words? Nothing is that simple! (A doxology is a short hymn-like verse that exalts the glory of God.). Jesus even tells us that. (Job, remember, was beset by all manner of ill fortune, and when he demanded an explanation, God’s reply was, “Where were you when I founded the earth?” (Jb 38:4). Copyright © A.D. 2018 Catholic Stand | Powered by Astra. We also see an increase in prayer. After they partook of the forbidden fruit, the Lord God told Adam and Eve that “cursed is the ground for [their] sake; in sorrow shalt [they] eat of it all the days of [their] life” (Genesis 3:7). @Mike , Please provide the direct biblical reference and not make statements which fly in the face of logic and science. An Invitation – When bad things happen, either in our own life or in the lives of others, we are invited to assist God in bringing good out of evil. But 99% of the time God maintains that free will is ours. To revolt against God is … settings . 10:11 a.m., Tuesday March 11 The easiest answer to the atheist happens also to be the most honest one: We don’t know. The bible time line truth. What is it about Catholicism that intrigues you enough that you return here regularly to tell us that our religion is not big enough to deal with your pain? It is during the dark times that we must truly “walk by faith and not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). While I don’t claim to understand all of God’s reasons, there are a few obvious ones that stand out. Moral evil, even, is easier to understand than natural disasters: St. Augustine, among others, argues that God allows our evil actions because to prevent them would undermine our freedom, and the benefit of free will outweighs all of its ill effects. (CCC 312). No good being would stand by and watch evil proliferate; no good being would allow children to be killed without intervene is he has the ability to intervene….I believe that God set in motion a series of creative events carried forward by the evolutionary and process which presently culminated in we, primates. And, quite frankly, understanding them can often make the difference between moving closer to the Lord or turning our backs on Him. Related posts:I'm Sorry vs. | Michaela Daphne. Doing so will bring us great peace, even in times of turmoil. They can therefore go astray. I visit and comment on sites of many religions not just RCC. In addition to hosting Following The Truth on Blogtalkradio (M-F at 8 PM Eastern), Gary is a frequent guest on EWTN, Relevant and Sirius/XM Radio. But 99% of the time God maintains that free will is ours. Especially for the people like us that are still Single and Don’t want to be. | Kurious Kat, What’s so bad about suffering anyway? Required fields are marked *. Several years ago, I commissioned a national survey and asked people what question they'd ask if they could only ask God one thing. One day we will be in perfection and to those who refuse him wow I don’t want to be on that side. Blaming Him for the suffering, although understandable, is neither accurate or wise. Are you waiting for a person with great faith to tell a story of pain that is worse than yours? There is an energetic source of which we are all part…always were and always be. I can tell you are hurt and looking for answers that no man has ever been able to give you. Gary Zimak. 1:10), and to present the kingdom to the Father “that God may be everything to everyone” (1 Cor. Q I have been asked many times why Catholics end the Lord’s Prayer with “deliver us from evil,” while Protestants continue on with “for thine is the kingdom,” etc. http://www.reallifeanswers.org/2013/03/04/why-does-god-allow-suffering/. I really don’t think most people believe in God anyways. God is not a person, we are not tainted by some early primates sin, pleasure is good and pain is to be alleviated. [image: Disqus] Settings * Reply to Phil Dzialo * God continues to allow our choices and the appropriate consequences to occur because he loves us just like Adam and Eve. (Columbus, Ohio). But disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, are more difficult to explain. Whether bad or good is happening God is still present. You can’t be serious sending me to a link on a Jehovah Witness site….If I looked for answers that cult would be the last place I would look. Once mankind had free will and he she had greater powers and not the limited 5 senses we have now. In the Catholic Mass, after “deliver us from evil,” the priest recites the prayer that begins, “Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil …” before saying, with the congregation, the concluding doxology. That conviction is ratified by my faith in the risen Jesus, whose core message was about a Father in heaven who loves me and wants my happiness. . I say why has God allowed this to continue for about 5,000 years? I can say allot but your hurting you don’t want to hear anything about Love. But according to the verse, it's pretty clear that God doesn't cause bad things to happen. Death does not cause life, but life triumphs even over death because life is of God. Why would a loving God allow bad things to happen? There are really only two evils: The sin of men & natural evils. In time we can discover that God in his almighty providence can bring a good from the consequences of an evil, even a moral evil, caused by his creatures: “It was not you”, said Joseph to his brothers, “who sent me here, but God. 2.Greater Good- let good come but why should good come by bad things, why does the omnipotent god not make good things happen through Good things ? But disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, are more difficult to explain. | Kurious Kat, Pingback: What’s so bad about suffering anyway? What we do know is that when bad things happen, we should not rage against God. I do not believe that we will be lifted up by so called watchers from the stars who claim to be concerned, when things on this planet could be stopped, after all if you can have a beam ship, and move between different worlds, then you would have the technology to not only shut down nuclear military sites, you could destroy every man made weapon of war off this planet. So why do bad things happen to good people? 400 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which lists as one of the results of Adam’s fall that “harmony with creation is broken; visible creation has become alien and hostile to man.”, As Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami once explained, natural disasters “can suggest that our planet itself is ‘in rebellion’ against the original order of a loving Creator God.”. I periodically comment on this site when a post runs against my every belief I have integrated over 66 years. Can you explain to me how the Catholic Church can allow 7-year-old children to receive from the chalice? Some, and it is not a small proportion of people are literally incapable of sin…..logis fails. With the development of the human brain, the nature and rate of evolution were permanently altered: with the introduction of the uniquely human factors of consciousness, intentionality, freedom and creativity, biological evolution was recast as social and cultural evolution.” (From the International Theological Commission, headed by then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger now Pope Benedict XVI, statement “Communion and Stewardship: Human Persons Created in the Image of God,” plenary sessions held in Rome 2000-2002, published July 2004), So phil I asked you in the private email who do you choose in the end would you like to be with God for eternity?or the devil for eternity .I’m just trying to figure out what the point is to all this did God speak the world into existence with his word?or do we continue to read other writers perspective and opinions on earth .are you a Christian or a agnostic…. He is the author of A Worrier's Guide To The Bible , Listen To Your Blessed Mother and From Fear To Faith. Well Every one on this is a fool on this blog. Although the Lord doesn’t need our help, He allows us to help Him through the act of prayer. So it seems this planet is in the grip of those who want it, and they want to keep humanity from finding out the real truth. God did not hev nor save him. Having said that, no one should be forced to take from the cup; it should be explained to first communicants that receiving under both species is optional and that Communion is received in its fullness even when only the host is taken. What Is Truth? James 1:13 says :"When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone." Pain and suffering do exist. Now we have just too many very stuck up high maintenance women out there, and they are so sad and very pathetic. I am sure if humanity ever gets back their true existence in the universes and happened to pass a planet, of a lower dimensional order like Earth they would lend a hand, but is seems all these so called watchers are afraid to get their hands dirty, in case they may cause harm and this will throw their development backwards. I thought foolish things, but people were willing to take the time for a fool and I’m glad they did. I am a lifelong Catholic, and I find myself having a crisis of faith. Trust – When tragic events occur, we are given an opportunity to trust God. Jehovah never causes bad things to happen. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Although the Lord doesn’t need our help, He allows us to help Him through the act of prayer. Why do many people blame God for all the suffering in the world? It is my will to not be blown up by some terrorist’s bomb. We firmly believe that God is master of the world and of its history. A frequent speaker at parishes and conferences, Gary is the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. The German Jesuit theologian Father Karl Rahner was right: The incomprehensibility of suffering is part of the incomprehensibility of God himself. it wasn't very bad in my area, however, it was so bad in this other town. 1:4). Pain and loss is pain and loss and its all horrible. However, storms often give us the best chance to grow closer to the Lord. Let me explain. How can God be good, but allow bad things to happen? If we truly believe that He loves us, we should strive to see His goodness in everything. © 2013. Why didn’t he?” How do I answer that? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/science/at-400000-years-oldest-human-dna-yet-found-raises-new-mysteries.html?_r=0. To pretend that we have, while on this side of heaven, a clear and comprehensive “theology of tornadoes” is foolish. When pondering this topic, I am struggling with the idea of miracles. 3.Trust & Prayer- Sorry not convincing since if this is the way God has to convince people then he is nothing but a Sadist. ... And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides for ever. God is in no way, directly or indirectly, the cause of moral evil. In the Mormon Messages video above, Sister Reyna I. Aburto, Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, describes trials she faced when she was young and how she would long to understand why God was allowing bad things to happen. Q I teach CCD to children preparing for their first Communion. My son drowned after 25 minutes under water at a camp…was revived at a trauma center and is alive and totally disabled. . Horus (considered Egyptian God-Man)was born of the virgin Isis at least 3000 BC, preached a Sermon on the Mount, crucified and resurrected three days later. God may allow bad things to happen to good people but that is part of the downfall of real freedom. Jesus was nailed to the cross for us for our sins whipped beat up and spit on he defeated the devil for our eternity and we ask where he is ?He told us not to be of this world but we keep asking. We can do this by praying. I was born a RC and was a member of a RCC religious order for 8 years…I left and found answers in myself. Why didn’t he?” How do I answer that? He confirms that the world is fallen because we are out of the relationship with God that we are meant to live in. They say we are in the times of waking up and those who have committed this crime on humanity will be removed by God. Well he certainly just created too many very nasty women out there nowadays that are very disrespectful to us men when we will try to start a conversation with the one that attracts us, and the women of today are certainly nothing like the real good ladies like we had years ago that were much easier to meet when money wasn’t an issue like many of them are looking for today. Clearly we believe that God could control them if he wanted – in Chapter 4 of Mark’s Gospel, after Jesus had calmed the waves, the apostles ask, “Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?”, As early as the year 100 A.D., though, the doxology beginning “for thine is the kingdom” had been added to some manuscripts, and it was included in the Didache, a, first-century manual of morals, worship and doctrine in the church. Suffering plays an essential role in a Christian’s ability to understand redemption. I hear very clearly your angst in pondering tough questions. The book of Job deals with the issue of why God allows bad things to happen to good people. The amount of alcohol consumed by sipping from the chalice is minute and may well be less than when a child drinks cough medicine. The Bible says: “It is unthinkable for the true God to act wickedly, for the Almighty to do wrong!” —Job 34:10. Your love that your son needs to keep breathing and the dedication on your part The oldest human remains and DNA are 400,000 years old…normalcy is 60,000 years ago. [image: Disqus]. I think it is time these beings opened up, showed themselves and put an end to the wicked evil on this planet Or will we have to free ourselves and the only way we can do this is to understand what really has happened to this world and humanity. when it is humanities desire to progress on the spiritual level, yet with more than half your mind shut down how are we to find our way out of this mess. I do believe humanity will destroy them selves rather than live in the light of God and that will be an end. I also challenge beliefs which I believe are simplistic and ritualistic and which do not place an absolute priority on our duty to all people. In every circumstance, each one of us should hope, with the grace of God, to persevere “to the end” and to obtain the joy of heaven, as God’s eternal reward for the good works accomplished with the grace of Christ. God? But it makes sense that we don’t know the mind of God. Let’s not forget that God is still there to lean on when the bad occurs and love is needed. We did have a lot more freedom, which is now being taken away from us, by lies. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Humanity is really super human but in the shut down state we are no more than programmed robots, serving a system. While there is little consensus among scientists about how the origin of this first microscopic life is to be explained, there is general agreement among them that the first organism dwelt on this planet about 3.5 – 4 billion years ago. I’m going to attach a link here, it’s a book called, “What Does the Bible Really Teach?”. Couldn’t he make the world so that everyone would be good?” In the age of the Church, Christian intercession participates in Christ’s, as an expression of the communion of saints. If an all-good, all-wise, all-loving, all-just, and all-powerful God is running the show, why does he seem to be doing such a miserable job of it? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I respectfully disagree. Your email address will not be published. To pretend that we have, while on this side of heaven, a clear and comprehensive “theology of tornadoes” is foolish. 15:28), is the ultimate reason why God “chose us in him before the foundation of the world” (Eph. If I could understand, at this point in my journey, everything about God, he really wouldn’t be God at all. Problems prepare our hearts for ministry. Knowing this, I can live life as if there is no God. I only am posting to let all know that the day you die, than you will know if their is a god or not and if their is not than it will not matter 100% since you will never have any recall of anything…………. And I know if God permits something, He plans to bring a greater good out of it. God may allow bad things to happen to good people but that is part of the downfall of real freedom. Children will be pointed to Jesus Christ as the only hope in times of trouble. I don’t know why bad things happen, but I believe that even though God doesn’t cause evil, He permits it. You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive.” From the greatest moral evil ever committed – the rejection and murder of God’s only Son, caused by the sins of all men – God, by his grace that “abounded all the more”,brought the greatest of goods: the glorification of Christ and our redemption. Because His love usually manifests itself in good things that happen to us, we sometimes fall back in shock and consternation when we see a child struck by disease or some other trauma. in the Bible? The age-old question, “Why does God allow bad things to happen to innocent people?” becomes harder and harder to answer in the wake of so many natural disasters. But for all that, evil never becomes a good. An atheist said to me recently, “If your God is all-powerful and all-loving, as you say he is, he could have stopped the Oklahoma tornado with a mere thought. To answer your question the devil is here with us on earth god is not if you want proof read genesis and it will tell you genesis 3:1-5 yall are very lost I hope one day each and every one of you will find the truth one day…the devil told god that he mankind doesnt need him and that god is liar and that we dont need a god that we will eventually stop needing and beliving him…also the devil wants us to prove to god that we dont but we do hes our creqtor who gave us life hes testing us guys that is all dont worry about the innocent kids but just know that they will be saved We can therefore hope in the glory of heaven promised by God to those who love him and do his will. I wonder what you are looking for. Humans reached behavioral normalcy about 60,000 years ago without a clue about the Bible and the RCC and they were also good people. 3.Trust & Prayer- Sorry not convincing since if this is the way God has to convince people then he is nothing but a Sadist. you never give up one day your son will be 100% in heaven so until that day let people see that God lives in us while were still here on earth.this life of 70-90 years is short but eternity is Forever!and to those that believe in Jesus will never die but live in peace forever.God is watching our moves and how we react he can bless the worst situation.My son was in a auto accident 3 years ago without details and 1 year of rehab is walking with a paralysed right leg not far and cant work due to his brain injury.We will make it through these times on earth remember God never leaves us he is always with us Satan would like to play with our minds and get us against God and loving one another. Parents, of course, may elect to have their children refrain from drinking from the cup; and when first communicants do receive from the chalice, it is probably a good idea for them to try a sip of wine ahead of time at home, so that they will not have an adverse reflex reaction to the taste. We can do this by praying. And by refusing to do it someone goes without food? Why would the SOURCE wait 58,000 years to reveal the SPIRIT which energetically binds us all. Let’s not forget that God is still there to lean on when the bad occurs and love is needed. So let’s look at what Pope Benedict and the Vatican say: “According to the widely accepted scientific account, the universe erupted 15 billion years ago in an explosion called the ‘Big Bang’ and has been expanding and cooling ever since. This is based on measurements on outcrops of very ancient rocks(not fossils – a widely believed misconception!). @Mike…my son has been a spastic quad, non mobile, non verbal and 100% dependent on me for care…just what sin did he commit that Jesus was nailed to a cross and whipped. If God is good, why do … Later there gradually emerged the conditions necessary for the formation of atoms, still later the condensation of galaxies and stars, and about 10 billion years later the formation of planets. 1. Another thing to note is that Jesus did not triumph over evil without suffering. But the ways of his providence are often unknown to us. Gary Zimak is a full time Catholic speaker, author and radio host. Even our Savior suffered, the most innocent person to ever live, but God was at work behind the scenes to accomplish something greater through his resurrection. The reason why God allows people to sin and be tempted to sin is not for us to know — at least for now (Deuteronomy 29:29). In our own solar system and on earth (formed about 4.5 billion years ago), the conditions have been favorable to the emergence of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKTg_INHgpc. You puzzle me Phil. Questions may be sent to askfatherdoyle@gmail.com or 40 Hopewell St., Albany, NY 12208. God doesn’t prevent terrible things from happening because: A) He can’t So we have a powerful elite on this planet who are trying to cause a third world war and the mindless stupid people are being sucked in. ). Likewise, he does not want people to suffer, but he allows people to suffer. Problems promote spiritual maturity. This imperfect world is actually the perfect school to learn the opposition that exists in all things. Problems prove integrity. God lets bad things happen because too busy trying to figure out how not to be nonextant to stop them. While the story of human origins is complex and subject to revision, physical anthropology and molecular biology combine to make a convincing case for the origin of the human species in Africa about 150,000 years ago in a humanoid population of common genetic lineage. Let me explain….I never said that I do not believe in the the SOURCE…I do not believe in the anthropomorphic representation of God who is given certain attributes by men. Personally I find none of the reasons stated above as convincing following are my reasons. He permits it, however, because he respects the freedom of his creatures and, mysteriously, knows how to derive good from it. There is no change without pain. But as I said they would have the technology to freeze weapons, make them useless, they could help people suffering through no fault of their own. You really ought to read "Consolation of Philosophy" by Boethius, written 524 ad. Nowhere in the Bible is the age of the Earth mentioned. 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