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Why we should stop attributing ills to Jehovah God

IS JEHOVAH GOD RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE DEATHS, PAIN AND ANGUISH THAT HAPPENS IN THE WORLD? NO!

Let’s ask ourselves how did death enter the world? The FIRST REFERENCE TO DEATH IN THE SCRIPTURES OCCURS AT GENESIS 2:16, 17 in God’s command to the first man concerning the eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, violation of which command would result in death. The Bible says: “Through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.” (Romans 5:12).

SO THE QUESTION THEN FOLLOWS THAT IF SOMEONE DIES IS IT BECAUSE OF A PARTICULAR SIN THE PERSON HAS COMMITTED? NO!

That will be a very shallow way of understanding the context of sin as presented in (Genesis 3:17-19) . The bible states that Adam and Eve, sinned against God and PASSED ON THE DEFECT OF SIN TO ALL HIS DESCENDANTS. The end result of that DEFECT as ingrained in our DNA is that we have currently lost the privilege of living forever. The Bible says that : “The sting producing death is sin.”—1 Corinthians 15:56.

IS JEHOVAH GOD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS, ATROCITIES, PAIN & ANGUISH OF THE WORLD? NO!!!

Some people have the propensity to blame God for their trials, when the real cause may have human roots or can be attributed to their simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. (Proverbs 19:3; Ecclesiastes 9:11) Others have accused God of causing natural disasters. However, the Bible says that “with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone.” (James 1:13)

A drunk driver sleeps behind the steering wheel and kills people and we say it’s God’s will? Jehovah God has given us free will and he intervenes in our situations and problems as and when we ask him to. The world is also full of various issues that distract us from doing Jehovah God’s will. However he has given us our free will and it’s our choice to do good or bad but we are not necessarily insulated from the ills of the world.

It’s never his interest to take away a mother’s only child and cause her pain or anguish, he has no such interest. He has no interest in taking away that old woman’s benefactor so she starves to death. He has no interest in letting innocent people be butchered and slaughtered in day light as happened in Rwanda, Liberia and co. These are all machinations of the evil one. Jehovah is compassionate and has no such interest in causing us such pain.

Free will and free choice..what do we do with it? After that judgement …. He won’t take you out of the world pre-maturely and then go and judge you.

All of these pain and anguish happen as a result of the wicked system of things inherited when the first humans, Adam and Eve, sinned against God (Genesis 3:17-19) Adam passed on the defect of sin to all his descendants.

HOW DEATH, PAIN, ANGUISH WILL BE ELIMINATED?

God promises a time when “he will actually swallow up death forever.” (Isaiah 25:8) To remove death, he must eliminate its root cause, which is sin. God will do this through Jesus Christ, who “takes away the sin of the world.”—John 1:29; 1 John 1:7.

As per the bible’s account, Jesus Christ’s second coming is to arrest the orchestrator of this wicked system of things; Satan the devil.   God’s Kingdom will “come” when it intervenes in human affairs, crushing all opposing rulerships and taking full control of the earth.—Daniel 2:44.

 

11 Comments

  1. Naa Lamptey Ofori says:

    I agree perfectly Nana

  2. Emeraldia says:

    My point exactly. Thanks Nana

  3. Christy says:

    I can not agree totally with you.
    look at Job’s situation, he did not sin against God but he ended up loosing so much. What about that.

    • Hello Christy, Job’s era preceeded that of Jesus Christ. During that era God intervened directly in man’s affairs. Job’s case was also a peculiar situation since God wanted to test him to show the devil that job’s faith was unwavering.

  4. Gloria says:

    True points raised, when we realize this as humans we will live well one another. God bless you

  5. Dora says:

    Thanks Nana. This is why true believers must not glorify Satan as if he has power than Christ’s salvation. Let’s run to God and His perfection thru Christ, so that we will be conscious of our actions and their repercussions.

  6. Bernice Amoah-Mensah says:

    Perfectly and rightly said. Most bad things happening in our lives are as a result of our faults. We do things badly and later turn to blame God. Imagine waiting for a flight at the railway line; should anything happen to you; need you blame God?? All things must be done right! Do the right thing at the right time and in the right place. God bless us all. I pray we all get the insight to understand these things well. Thumbs up Nana

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