The Bible says every good and perfect gift comes from God (James 1:17). If the Bible is true (and it is) then why do some make him out to be either schizophrenic or a liar. He cannot be either. I’m referring to all of the misnomers I’ve heard from people who representing God, blame him for the death of one of his children, or some catastrophe. All the while, we maintain that God is good. That’s confusing to any sane person. I think we just say what we’ve always heard when we don’t know what to say. Let’s dispel some of those rumors now.
1. “God needed a flower to grow in his garden.”
When did God start making flowers out of humans? Anything he created he spoke into existence. Check out Genesis chapter one. God said, and he saw what he said. He doesn’thave to kill your loved one to make new flowers. Besides he already created flowers, now they produce after their own kind. If he needs more for heaven, he’ll speak those into existence too.
2. God needed an angel in heaven.
Again, he has millions of angels already and they each have an assignment. Angels were created and do minister to God (except the fallen ones with Lucifer) and there are also angels assigned to hearken to the voice of his word that is spoken by humans. All of the angels God needs have already been created. Hebrews 1:14; Psalms 103:20.
3. “God doesn’t make mistakes.”
This implies that God intentionally killed the person. I thought God was supposed to be good. Even humans can’t get away with murdering their children (although the thought probably has come to mind)! Matthew 7:11 states that if we being evil (inherited from Adam) know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more should our father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him? Being killed is not a good gift; he can keep that one.
4. “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away”.
This statement is in the Bible and it is true that Job made the statement. However, the statement is not true. Job did not have the benefit of reading Job chapter 1; he was living it out. Satan asked for permission to attack Job. The evil came from Satan, not from God. As a side note, doubt, fear, and unbelief had been coming out of Job’s mouth. (Job 3:25)
God is the giver of life, sin is the cause of death and Satan is the root cause of sin in the world. Jesus explained it this way.
“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (Amplified Bible)
Now whose report shall you believe?
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