John MacArthur: Why Does God Allow So Much Suffering and Evil?
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One of the most pressing challenges to Christianity is the problem of evil. Unbelievers are quick to ask how Christians can believe in the existence of a good God in the face of so much evil. In this session, Dr. John MacArthur will examine what Scripture teaches regarding evil and suffering and why it exists in the world.
This message is from our 2008 West Coast Conference, Tough Questions Christians Face: algone.info/plane/PL30acyfm60fUh-75cdv5S8NoSpN2zDfOP.html

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  • Line Grant
    Line Grant

    God is long suffering that He doesn't want anyone to perish but to come to repent and except Him as Lord and Saviour. Evil is already exist cause of fall of men. Stop blaming God for all the evil in this world.

  • Graeme Lightbody
    Graeme Lightbody

    False Teacher

  • kathman2
    kathman2

    This question cannot be answered. The truth has been overwritten by contempory Christian theology and replaced by academic extrapolation and pop theology. Examples would be 'pretrib-rapture', and suicide is forgivable.

  • susan hawkins
    susan hawkins

    How is it that “ God is love” & still God not only allows evil but agrees with suffering...?

  • Gerald Amos
    Gerald Amos

    Jesus died for all sin...so there is no more sin

  • Jeffrey Collier
    Jeffrey Collier

    Word all truth Psalms chapters 1and2

  • dalex60
    dalex60

    There is no truth to any religion, nor any other supernatural/spiritual belief.

  • Jason Waukey
    Jason Waukey

    Free will appears to aid the sifting process it appears

  • Jason Waukey
    Jason Waukey

    A piece of creater broke off and did it's own thing and creator allows it as a result became evil.

  • Jason Waukey
    Jason Waukey

    It's free will, and the bible appears to records are actions, what we do and the consequences of who we follow.

  • Jason Waukey
    Jason Waukey

    Creator is love is caring Sharing kindness respect strength humility honesty

  • Jason Waukey
    Jason Waukey

    Holy in Hebrew separate a part from

  • Jason Waukey
    Jason Waukey

    I don't think he uncreates but takes his children takes all the love and leaves the rest. Where satan a fallen star imploding and burning out like a black hole eating its self. His trap will be his own

  • Jason Waukey
    Jason Waukey

    Mormons seem a little right in the sense tht we are Angel's and have fallen to get this body hu frequency spirit man or beast we are being chastened till reconcile means we left and he came for us through his son

  • Akshay Oval
    Akshay Oval

    If some one says or believes evil exist then the hell I do challenge every one Even my father the lord in heaven Jesus Christ is alive and does live....amen🙏

  • Thoska Brah
    Thoska Brah

    So to sum up: God allows all the Evil because he is then way more glorious for us than if there was no evil. So being more glorious is more important for him than not allowing evil on earth. That's is very hard to believe. MacArthur dismissed the idea of Free Will being the reason for evil but this is more sensible to me than what he suggests. At least allowing us to choose for and against God explains moral evil in the world to a certain extent. I do not know how natural evil could be explained.

  • douglas hicks
    douglas hicks

    John on one point. He, I AM does not control our or the Creations will whether human or Angelic beings.

  • Dennis Hibbard
    Dennis Hibbard

    Satan the Tester Enemy. For Believers. Enemy of the Deceived. Job 1.

  • Dietmar Hoelzner
    Dietmar Hoelzner

    God bless you and prosper your ministry Rev. John MacArthur.

  • BIZ BIZ
    BIZ BIZ

    What happens if you were cremated how will you rise again just curious

  • Phantom Vasqman
    Phantom Vasqman

    When I questioned God I look at my own sin, its revealed greatly during these times. Can I point my finger at Him when I defy Him to His Face? Who am I?

  • I_AM_A_MINIATURE_BULL-TERRIER
    I_AM_A_MINIATURE_BULL-TERRIER

    False preacher

  • Reverend Turmoil
    Reverend Turmoil

    Hey MacArthur. When you're dead and gone ask your mentor John Calvin why there's so much suffering. He persecuted and murdered dozens of people. The most notable of murders, which YOU believe he was justified in murdering, was non-trinitarian - Michael Servetus! That's just another reason why I hate you MacArthur!

  • El Guero
    El Guero

    I've recently gotten stuck with so many things all at once and it seems to just not stop I wish God would just snap his fingers and make all suffering go away.

  • parrotlady2007
    parrotlady2007

    The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth 🌎 🙏

  • Peter Wilson
    Peter Wilson

    The answer to the question is so easy .... Because God doesn't exist.

  • Michael Boyd
    Michael Boyd

    Wy do you teacher for higher education in this region of son and BLOW up the earth and the United states ARMY is GUILTY of war CRIME'S and the rest of

  • Lara O'neal
    Lara O'neal

    Thank God for John MacArthur. He is the only one addressing Babylonian mysteries in our background as a country.

  • Dennis
    Dennis

    Its the first Pastor ever..i heared answering this question i asked my self many times..great job...may god bless you all

  • Steve Moffat
    Steve Moffat

    why should we expect to suffer less that Jesus did!

  • Sam
    Sam

    "and it could happen again." 2020... 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • faizal
    faizal

    Happy sabbath day!!!! I need prayers and agreement on behalf of my family, friends and anyone who wants divine intervention to fulfill their destiny and restoration. Covered by the Blood of Jesus

  • Johnny Irenchi
    Johnny Irenchi

    God isn't responsible for all this suffering, we are responsible for it, by not doing anything to change it, when we have the power to do so.

  • Anthony Stars
    Anthony Stars

    ..there is a book by Tony Tymstra titled: What is possible? What is impossible? and What is probable ? Proof that God exists. ...here is a chapter you might find interesting ...the book is on amazon THE THEORY OF ONE Life in the Universe is unique The Theory of One suggests that everything in the Universe is an essential substructure used to create and support life here on this planet. Every single thing in the Universe is connected, and everything in it is needed or was needed to produce this unique place we called Earth. All the stars, all the galaxies, all the planets, everything in the Universe helped produced this single outcome. The Earth and the Universe are one place. The Theory of One examines three principal elements for life in the Universe to be unique. 1. Requirements. 2. Essential Conditions. 3. Necessary Connections and Cosmic Relationships. A simple example of a Requirement for life is the need for "sunlight." The Sun, which is a star, produces a broad spectrum of energy in the form of charged particles and electromagnetic radiation. Sunlight is only a small part of that spectrum. Plants use sunlight directly by turning carbon dioxide into sugars in a process called photosynthesis. But deep in the ocean, there are some autotrophs, a type of bacteria that do not need direct sunlight. They use the energy from the Earth's hot core. These bacteria use chemicals like methane and hydrogen sulfide emitted from hydrothermal vents on the ocean's floor to make their food. They need the Sun's energy indirectly; without this sunlight, the Earth would not have enough of its own heat to sustain them. The second principle element is the Essential Conditions, and as such, this "required sunlight" needs a unique sun. This sun will need to be the ideal candidate. We do not want a sun that produces intense bursts of deadly gamma rays or x-rays for example. The third element is the Necessary Connections and Cosmic Relationships that exist among all objects, both directly and indirectly. Continuing to follow through with this sunlight example, it would mean that this ideal sun and its delicate attributes have established a unique relationship with this planet. The Earth's magnetic field interacts with this "sunlight," providing a protective shield. This magnetic field is dependent on the structure of the planet's molten core. And as such, the Sun has a complicated relationship with Earth. It generates our weather patterns, produces the albedo effect, and even helps to develop vitamin D in the human body. The Sun's electromagnetic radiation plays a role in a countless number of other natural events here on Earth. The emerging consequences from examining these three key elements suggest that the "Requirements" for life are extremely precise and that the "Conditions" are seemingly endless. More importantly, these "Connections and Relationships" are extraordinarily demanding and far-reaching. The Theory of One goes on to say that these three principles produce an expanding relationship and profound connective dependence, which ultimately includes everything in the Universe. The Earth and the Universe are indeed one place. What are some of the logistical requirements for life to emerge on Earth? Here on this planet, we have acquired the proper blend of chemical elements needed to develop life. This correct chemical balance was only possible because of this planet's remarkable location in the Milky Way Galaxy. This planet's position is critical because if the Earth formed closer to the center of the Milky Way, then we would have acquired too many of the lighter elements, and the existence of life would have become highly unlikely. If, on the other hand, this planet was formed farther out in the galaxy, we would then have too many of the heavier elements and the possibility of life evolving and flourishing would also be highly unlikely. We can continue to expand on these aspects and requirements. For example, we also need the Moon, but not just any moon. We need this Moon and its exact properties. The Moon stabilizes the Earth's motion producing a needed steady and reliable weather system. The Moon also affects Earth's plate tectonics, which in turn plays a role in our carbon cycle. The Moon also produces the tides, which ultimately helped develop life. Our Sun is 93,000,000 miles away (150 million kilometers), for life to exist on this planet we depend on this Sun. It is an exceptional Sun; it is one which is not too hot and not too cold. This Sun needed to be in a stable state and in the proper stage of development long enough for life to develop on Earth. Not only do we need this Sun to be the right type and size of star, but we also need it to be in the correct position and distance. Now, if the Sun were just a fraction of a distance closer, then Earth's water would have eventually evaporated into space. And yet, on the other hand, if it were a fraction of the distance further away we would have become a cold dead planet of ice. This Sun has its' own vast complex requirements and "far off" external influences. Those cosmic interactions ultimately complement and support our existence. And those "far off" external influences and interactions demand their own requirements. Furthermore, we need a solar system with massive planets like Jupiter and Saturn. These planets protect us. They shield this planet from incoming asteroid disasters and comet impacts-these giant planets "sweep clean" our solar system. We needed and still need their size and gravitational strength to prevail, even though these planets are millions upon millions of miles away. But it doesn't end there. Just these two planets alone have many of their own cosmic prerequisites. They have a vast number of critical conditions and precise requirements, which are also complicated and far-reaching. All these conditions and requirements are time-sensitive; they all need to be created within a similar time period. That requirement alone is an incredible plight. We can continue to expand the idea behind the Theory of One. The Milky Way Galaxy, which we are located in, has its own vast complex requirements and correspondence. As such, it interacts with other galaxies, which in turn have their own interactions and conditions. These direct and indirect relationships support our existence and extend the connection to everything in the Universe. It is truly remarkable. This network does not stop or fade away with distance. In conclusion, The Theory of One suggests that everything in the Universe is connected and is required to support life here on this planet. Is it possible for life to exist elsewhere in the Universe? I can imagine it, but the necessary conditions to reoccur somewhere else would be astronomically rare, with an outrageously small probability. We are probably unique in this Universe. Author's note: The possibility that life on Earth might indeed be unique should not be considered as a bad thing or desolate idea. It would mean this planet is extremely precious. In much the same way, you are also truly unique. There is only "one of you," and there will never be another "one of you" in the future, as there was never "another one of you" in the past. That might sound confusing at first, but it is just a way of saying you are as unique as the Universe itself.

  • Eye on art
    Eye on art

    Freedom of choice! People want to go their own way.

  • carol Mueller
    carol Mueller

    Jesus told Christians to pray for God's Kingdom to come and for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. God's Kingdom is a heavenly government ruled by Jesus Christ as King. Soon Jesus as King of kings will bring beautiful changes to the earth. There will be no more death, pain or sorrow on earth, Revelation 21:4,5. No more wickedness on earth, Psalms 37:9-11; John 3:16. The righteous hearted meek ones will inherit the earth and live forever on a cleansed earth, Psalms 37:29; Matthew 5:5; Proverbs 2:21,22. The earth will be cultivated into a Paradise like God intended in the beginning, Genesis 1:28; Isaiah 55:11. Jesus will do on a grand scale what he did when he walked the earth including raising those who are asleep in death, John 5:28,29. There will only be one government ruling over the entire earth, God's Kingdom government, Daniel 2:44. Jesus said that good news of the Kingdom would be preached about in the earth for a witness to all the nations, then the end of all wickedness will come. He taught his disciples how to accomplish this ministry, Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 20:20; Acts 5:42. Who are still following Jesus instructions? Acts 15:14, 17. Armageddon is right around the corner! Pray for guidance to understand God's Kingdom government and His will for the earth! James 4:8; Matthew 7:7

  • Altar
    Altar

    Classic

  • Right On
    Right On

    His friend Larry King?! Know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity against God?

  • Chitchatting con Amanda
    Chitchatting con Amanda

    Love this teaching, gracias Jesus 😊

  • Jane Lee
    Jane Lee

    Amen. Lord have mercy 💗 God please help us all. Amen.

  • Wesley Hite
    Wesley Hite

    Where is all the help god promised. All the promises are lies.

  • Melody Magana
    Melody Magana

    God bless pastor. Great job in explaining this topic. God is Sovereign and righteous just as he has proved he is. He never lies and His words are true. I Love you Jesus even in our sufferings. Thank you for being who you are. I am in awe of you and each day I listen to your words I'm more aware of who you truly are, which allows me to praise you even more.

  • cybermum77
    cybermum77

    In-cre-di-ble!!!!!

  • Lisa Godman
    Lisa Godman

    You lost me at ignoramois, bye

  • Danielle Douglas
    Danielle Douglas

    It has happened again only human hands coded the virus. A man made evil. The Chinese is not letting the truth be known past it was man made. How many more viruses have to go before we learn not to tinker with nature. The Lord is in control of everything. 11-15-2020

  • Abby Harris
    Abby Harris

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  • Dot B
    Dot B

    5 years ago and this couldn’t be anymore relevant today ! God bless us , love this message

  • Laura O'day
    Laura O'day

    When we sinned in Eden we translated ourselves to a dimension of suffering and death. We entered a dimension that was never appointed to us, dimension where God, himself, had to come to to redeem us. God created us BECAUSE he knew what we were going to do. It's for the purpose of redemption because sin was found in us before we were created. God loved us and chose to save us instead of destroying us.

  • dom rizzo
    dom rizzo

    I don't understand why God thought that it is better or more important for some to know about His righteousness, which allowed many to spend eternality in hell. So it is good for billions to go to hell so my little pea brain can understand God's righteousness. Hard to see that God would do it that way.

  • John Savage
    John Savage

    Why do we is the better question!

  • Just being Me
    Just being Me

    Watching this during covid19 and it fits so well, yet this video was uploaded five years ago

    • LSmoove 79
      LSmoove 79

      The Answer is (job 1:11) why god Allows Evil. That Question the (Devil) Asked God Pretains to All Mankind so God is Allowing (Satan) to Rule Right now (1st john 5:19) (Proverbs 27:11) & (Job 9:24) God wants Mankind to Be Wise and Follow the Bible instructions to Prove the (Devil) Wrong.

  • I AM. I AM.
    I AM. I AM.

    FOR THOSE WHO DONT THERE ARE RULES IN HEAVEN AS ON EARTH...THEY CANNOT INTERVINE WITH EARTH CAUSE OF OUR FREE WILL....THEY CANNOT BREAK THE RULES..BUT BEND THEM AS MUCH AS THEY CAN SENDING MIRACLES....DONT BLAME GOD FOR WHAT WE HAVE AND ARE DOING...

  • Robin L
    Robin L

    Love this Pastor💕👍💯

  • Fly One
    Fly One

    God doesn't allow evil and suffering, that is something that white people created because they don't know nothing about god, God created human and that is his fault, he shouldn't never creatded human, but because he love to create he made human beings, so stop using God name for your sins, because is your own people that be evil and be letting you suffering for things you don't know in this world😇😈

  • mark lester gamayon
    mark lester gamayon

    God is God God is still Good what ever they are doing good or Bad still nothing is change God is Good because all humans before are dust and nothing but God still make and give them life even they are dont have life as dust or nothing me you and all angels aliens and stuff are nothing then God help them to know God or him as Good

  • Tim Kordik
    Tim Kordik

    Get ready for a whole lot more evil and suffering in the USA

  • Nobody
    Nobody

    The answer to that question is easy, he doesn't exist.

    • Nobody
      Nobody

      @Robin L Prove it!

    • Robin L
      Robin L

      A Fool says there is no God!

  • Eric Thompson
    Eric Thompson

    Suffering is Not something that is to be resisted or accepted. It is through suffering that we gain heaven and all the graces and gives that gains the beauty of eternal life. It is hard to accept but it is true.............

  • James Henry
    James Henry

    Hebrews 13v12 to 15

  • lalo 26
    lalo 26

    GOD knows best

  • Dorothy Torrey
    Dorothy Torrey

    It isn't God its Lucifer You have a choice get real with God Or keep practicing evildoers wickedness When some people don't even believe in God

  • Lucy Lopez
    Lucy Lopez

    Humans are the pawns of God and satan in a game of chess. We are just pawns.

  • Doug Cabell
    Doug Cabell

    Here is the real reason very simple: The book says we are all EVIL including myself. Look it up. It also clearly shows God created EVIL before humans. Look that up. He was bored so he created EVIL and then setup Eve with the existing EVIL he created. Then he started killing animals and watching good vs EVIL battles for further entertainment. God is never going to end his EVIL entertainment as he doesn't want boredom.

  • Kevin Beckenham
    Kevin Beckenham

    Thank you brother John MacArthur for another aspiring bible study, thank you

  • Dana May
    Dana May

    because men think they are god; mostly democrats too.

  • Darlene Perry
    Darlene Perry

    You a liar

  • Jim Kaufman
    Jim Kaufman

    CONTRAST. God invented it.

  • steve coley
    steve coley

    Truth (love) created good (god). And god (good) creates joy, beauty and harmony (heaven). Ignorance (absence of love) does the exact opposite. A vampire called greed transforms heaven into misery, ugliness and conflict (hell) because greed is ignorant (dead). Currently, an anti-love, anti-christ called Counting Dracula (Trump) and his crew of evangelical vampires (greed) are hiding behind the robe of truth (love) to worship ignorance (hate). The truth said with the wrong intent is worse than all that lies invent.

  • Jesus is alive Inside of me
    Jesus is alive Inside of me

    When God respects FREE WILL so much that it can keep Him from not doing something. How else do you get the lost godless Sinner to allow God to come into their heart and heal their brokeness. Then He can fill them with living water His presence so we can live In the spirit with His love Flowing out of their lives

    • Jesus is alive Inside of me
      Jesus is alive Inside of me

      @John Bull I was born again 26 years before I let God into a hidden place in my heart. Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth...... But theres more to it.

  • Philly Cheesesteak
    Philly Cheesesteak

    how cant you get passed that? they do not want to believe the history of what happened thats the problem

  • Nickolas Toy
    Nickolas Toy

    Wish I Could Get John Mcarthur's perspective on my situation

    • Nickolas Toy
      Nickolas Toy

      @John Bull John 6:47 " verily, verily, i say to you, He that believes on me (Jesus) has everlasting life." I believe on Jesus. I honestly cant tell if you're trying to help or antagonize. I've had these exact same conversations at nauseum thousands of times. Wether your goal is to help or bother, these conversations end the same for me, just more misery. These conversations do not help in any way to restore joy for life. Like most who engage in these conversations, I percieve no effort on your part to accurately understand me, so as to effectively help me. If you genuinly intend to help, consider the fruits of your efforts. Are you being effective? So far, no, maybe try a different approach. Please leave me be if this is the best you know to do.

    • Nickolas Toy
      Nickolas Toy

      @John Bull proverbs 15:22 "Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed." I plan to restore my joy for life. Ive already sought many counselors only to receive dead ended advice. My situation requires the help of a specialist. Ive read multiple english versions of the bible cover to cover, ive accepted Jesus Christ as my savior. Ive implemented dozens of different types of advice from various christian counselors in every degree i can fathom to no avail. My situation remains the same.

    • Nickolas Toy
      Nickolas Toy

      @John Bull 40 pages of personal details is better suited for a more private conversation. Ive no clue how to contact john macauthur.

    • Brazilian Goddess
      Brazilian Goddess

      It would be like this - Bla bla lies lies SATAN! lies lies JESUS lies lies bs bs bs. Donate money to help us protect our podophile priests! There's it's almost as if he is here with us in the comments section. God was clearly working through me here.

  • Myrna Miranda
    Myrna Miranda

    Why does God allow Preachers like yourself teach what you think is best, pick and choose, who you will not follow local Government's guidelines, and to do as you see what best fits your own interest??? Wrong is wrong is wrong... After Evangelicals have used their power in Gov. to get their agenda put forward...

  • BONEHEAD BILL
    BONEHEAD BILL

    Simple answer. there is no God.

  • Oh Kaaye
    Oh Kaaye

    ...why- you ask?... because either she is the mother of ALL psychopaths... or he DOESNT exist- as evidenced by NO CEASE- AND- DESIST ACTIONS TAKEN!... phlyppin’ tooth fairy... pop’ -n- fresh... “gawd”... easter bunny... sta clawz... unicorn... leprechaun... “SNOW”- man... “imaginary- ahem, friend”... sheesh!

  • Cyprian Peters
    Cyprian Peters

    I think the reason for that is because of SIN because God gave mankind a FREE WILL to make his /her own decision.

  • AnnieO100
    AnnieO100

    Have you lived a luxurious life in order to sell the gospel? Of course you have. I seriously doubt you will hold any high office should you be grated entrance into the Kingdom.

  • Bob Cat
    Bob Cat

    Answer to the title: Cuz God does very little to help his own saints, let alone those who don’t believe his religion.

  • G R
    G R

    cuz it was his evil plan from the beginning. He created adam and eve stupid as a rock because he didn't want them to have any knowledge, they ate from the tree of knowledge and he got mad and condemned them and all the human race to suffer and burn in hell, that he must of created after adam and eve ate that fruit, cuz he needed a new place to dump them. That is why the bible story makes no sense and it is only a bunch of BS for ignorant people.

  • John Savage
    John Savage

    The bigger question is why do we??

  • Cry OfJoy
    Cry OfJoy

    Phenomenal. Excellent sermon! Our God is Supreme!

  • Massiyah Bakongo
    Massiyah Bakongo

    Proverbs 29:2 King James Version 2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

    • Doug Cabell
      Doug Cabell

      I read a book called Star Wars I thought it was fiction but apparently since it's a book I was wrong it's totally true LOL

  • Connie Patterson
    Connie Patterson

    God does not allow suffering and evil. I am going t ask you this, “Why do you always blame God and not Satan for suffering and evil?” God gave all here the gift of freewill....it is man’s will that is at the root of suffering and evil. If God forced His Will on you, he would be going against the gift He gave to you, your freewill.

    • Null Void
      Null Void

      Do you blame a dog for biting you or the owner? People don't blame Satan because God is supposed to be more powerful than him. However much of the time no one steps in as Satan has his way with this world. It's be the equivalent of the dog owner sitting back and watching their animal maul a kid to death.

  • Silver77cyn
    Silver77cyn

    This is beyond stupid. So God allows evil to exist simply because he is God and has sovereignty over the entire universe. What is God’s ultimate plan for humanity? For us to be wiped out of existence, simply because he is God, and whatever he says goes? He commits mass genocide, and causes great plagues to the unbelievers and somehow he is a “holy”, and loving God. God could rape a baby, and somehow you would still justify that God is good, even if what he does is morally abhorrent.

  • J. C.
    J. C.

    Why did God make us capable of making stupid choices? I want to answer the question. More over I want to answer in a way that does not detract from the power or knowledge of God Almighty.  ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ c 38This is the first and greatest commandment." God wants us to love him. He clearly did not make us all to love him. "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." God wants none to perish, yet some clearly do. If the greatest commandment is to love God, and yet some don't. And God wants none to perish, yet some do. The reason seems to me to be, they choose to perish, by not loving God. Love as we can well imagine is not enforceable. I cannot force you to love me. I can force you to obey, or serve, or move, or die, but not to love. Love has to be freely given, or it is not love. As God freely gives love to us, so he wishes it in return. Hell, is not solely a punishment for wickedness, it's also a destination you end up in when walk away from the love of God. Election, prescience, and free will are not mutually exclusive. Because God knows the end from the beginning, he knows what you will choose, and elects accordingly. God is the root cause for all things, in the sense that he created all things. That does not make him culpable in evil deeds. I'll be overjoyed to honestly and cordially discuss this further with anyone, brother, sister, or skeptic. God bless you, and guide you all.

    • MJF
      MJF

      Well said

  • Mark Carter
    Mark Carter

    I see myself as agnostic but do not do so for the reasons this man says. I absolutely believe in God. I absolutely believe that Jesus Christ is the way. I absolutely believe in the church that our Lord created. I absolutely believe that God is the Purest and there is no way there is anything bad about our God. My Lords teaching are all about good, about bettering oneself. What I do not believe is that the Church is practicing the teachings correctly. I believe the Catholic Church (The house I attend) is the closest to Jesus’s teaching as you can get.....its infested with Evil though. Which is understandably so since its the closest to Our Lords teachings therefore the one Satan would attack. We have to take his house back and fight the treachery. Agnostic in my mind is only because all religions have truth. All religions that acknowledges God, one god...has truth and I will not fight my family because they choose Baptist, church of christ or even Islam as long as they worship God and preach peace!

  • Sadie Rice
    Sadie Rice

    God doesn't. It is us who are paranoid and also needing to be careful. We are sabotaged. Although the help us of is necessary does one man not carry the universe. We can simultaneously decide to be capable with values and also rational words and arguments of beliefs that are more beneficial for the self. And revenge is not because it is an ongoing conflict and constant slavery to our ...one minutes here. Let someone think. Also god is someone that needs us in times of before Jesus. What happened years after that.

    • Sadie Rice
      Sadie Rice

      Loneliness

  • Lorraine Ricardo
    Lorraine Ricardo

    amen Amen Amen , Thanks be to God and for His compassion upon us ,, sinners that we are ,Lord Have mercy on us poor sinners , Thanks be to God , Amen amen amen ,

  • Angel Luis
    Angel Luis

    How does one know the difference between two opposites if you don't have a point of refference? Comparison helps you to know what's good and what's evil.

  • Lorraine Ricardo
    Lorraine Ricardo

    demonics exist man ,, and will tempt you in everyway in anyway , don't kid yourself , evil exist , some people are actually 'possessed by some demons ,,, look at Jesus' scriptures when He talks about demonic possession ,,, and in these days ,, too many are possessed by demons and don't know it ,, but their doings gives them away ,

  • Lorraine Ricardo
    Lorraine Ricardo

    God allows evil to test mankinds heart , we are born free and we are free to chose what we want to do ,,, and as the saying goes , man chooses evil , instead of good

  • Lorraine Ricardo
    Lorraine Ricardo

    whatever we see today is nothing new ,,

  • Lorraine Ricardo
    Lorraine Ricardo

    you people , you should read Jeremiah 13,, that will knock your socks off , and you will walk in shame ,, stop pointing the finger and read the scriptures ,, it is full of warnings from God ,,, but do you listen , noooooooooooooooooo,,, wake up and take your bitter pill ,, and wake up, and change ,

  • Lorraine Ricardo
    Lorraine Ricardo

    suffering is a consequence of our own doings , and our sins ,,, and there again , people chose to ignore the obvious ,

  • Lorraine Ricardo
    Lorraine Ricardo

    This is not God's doings,,, why are humans the real cause of so much sufferings and evils,??? if you don't see it , then you are blind ,,, God does not need to do evil , that's mans doing listening to the devils ,,, so before you blame God for what you see , have a hard good look at what men and women do ,,, you will get your answer then , and be truthful about what we can become ,,, and this thing about 'the devil made me do it ' is nothing but a cop out ,, and looking for a scapegoat ,,, men are responsible for so much evil and so are women, and to think that they are humans like us ,,, are we any different ,, ??? I don't think so ,, give it half a chance and people can do what they don't want to do , or do they ??? mankind are not angels ,,, but follow any inner voices that suits them ,,, so be at least truthful with yourself about what you are and what you can be ,, which is not nice ,,, and not everybody is nice ,, I learn that the hard way ,, I'm 70 yrs old and I have a lifetime of life experiences and I know what I'm talking about ,,, at least I'm honest enough about showing the obvious , while so many try to deny what is in their face ,,, God have mercy on us ,,, you either change for the better or live to regret it , God is watching ,

  • foxisms
    foxisms

    Because a life on earth is a crucible and ultimately a place for 3 dimensional beings to expand and improve upon themselves. (Perhaps?)

  • matt bugg
    matt bugg

    Long story short so you can choose God as good

  • RepublicansDont RiotOrLoot
    RepublicansDont RiotOrLoot

    I have always respected people of faith. At the same time, ive asked all these questions everytime i have an obstacle. Stubbed toe, lose my keys, get sick, a loved one dies. But I still know. having faith is never harmful.

  • Isidro Moscu
    Isidro Moscu

    The biblical god is loving , meanwhile his bank account keeps growing with the hard earned money of the belivers and I don't mean god's banking account

    • Brazilian Goddess
      Brazilian Goddess

      As long as there's ignorant people in the world there will be scummy people taking advantage of them. Ignorant are those who pray to gods that cannot save. - Isaiah 45:20

    • Doug Cabell
      Doug Cabell

      Yup it's all BS for money. I learned long ago the church leaders vacationed in Hawaii all the time

  • Allen E
    Allen E

    We don't live on a planet. There is no South Pole there is no Antarctic continent. Antarctic is an ice wall surrounding the earth holding in the oceans. The Earth is fixed and unmoving the firmament over the top dividing The Waters from the waters. The Lord sits above the North Pole in the center of the Earth. The Earth Is footstool. 1st chronicles 16 30

  • R Toguidver
    R Toguidver

    9 million people die of hunger and hunger-related diseases every year - the cure is Food. John MacArthur doesn't need to worry with = $14 Million

    • R Toguidver
      R Toguidver

      @Josue' Tapia I assume this is your dumb ass answer.. I've spent more time helping homeless people then you spend w/ stupid answers. I could do more w/ $14 million, why don't you put your money where your mouth is. That would be a lot of money - Big Mouth !

    • Josue' Tapia
      Josue' Tapia

      And I assume you will carry out the solution yourself, will you?

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