the death of a child - why does god allow it?

@plddre79 (161)
United States
May 17, 2009 12:40pm CST
children die every day - accidents, war, starvation, diease. why does god allow such suffering. you can find the answers in the bible!
4 responses
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
17 May 09
God does not allow our children to die. We allow our children to die. Not following God's plan for mankind is what is killing our kids. If we were following God's plan for mankind we would have God's help to protect our children. We would be able to lay our hands on our kids and heal them when they are sick of even bring them back to life if they are killed. Most churches teach that we are supposed to rely on God for His protection but this is not correct. We are supposed to be relying on God to teach us how we can protect them. Only through the Anointing of the Holy Ghost can God teach us and share his power with us. What do we have to do to receive the gift of the Anointing? That just happens to be the big problem. No one is correctly teaching what we must do to receive it. You can be sure they are right there johnny on the spot holding their hand out on pay day. If you must blame someone for our children dying then blame our Christian teaching system, Not God. God is more than ready to help us any way He can the day we are worthy of receiving His help. Art
• United States
17 May 09
I believe God gives us free will. That being said, were responsible for our own actions and have to live with them.
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
17 May 09
You are exactly correct. Only through the parents can God protect the children and only through the Anointing can God teach and guide the parents to do their job right as parents. God made a pact that he would not force anything on us. But.. If we come to Him in the right way He will give us anything we need. This freedom of Choice can be overcome though. If you are true at heart you can go to God and give Him your permission to Do what ever He needs to do to help us the way He sees fit. If you really mean it God will know and it gives Him the freedom to help us in a number of ways. It just so happens God knows a lot more than we do about what we need and He knows how to give it to us. He may want to teach you how to go get it for yourself like in protecting our children but if we run into something that we can't do our selves God is more than ready to do it for us. Art
• United States
17 May 09
This does not only apply to children, but people in general. I think God has thrust upon us responsibility. We must accept that and take it as it is.
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
17 May 09
This is exactly right. God wants to teach us how to liver our lives where He doesn't have to have His hand on us all the time. We need to start taking responsibility for our actions, or lack of actions and stop blaming God or someone else. The lack of correct information that we can base our decisions on is the only thing that can prevent us from creating problems for ourselves and others. Through God's personal one on one teaching is the only way we will ever have the information we need. It is a lot easier to blame others for our problems than is is to admit the real truth and try to do something about it. Art
@paJ903 (20)
• United States
18 May 09
our first grandson passed away at 10 months of age in 2004 I struggle with his passing for a very very long time,then one I understood. I cry O so many times still , wishing he were still with us , sound familar ? I understand now, He was to perfect to be here , after all only the good die young so God sent his angels to bring him home . Only the good die young
@DanBen (346)
• India
18 May 09
Check out this daily devotion, I think this should summarize suffering in general.. http://www.rbc.org/devotionals/our-daily-bread/2000/07/21/devotion.aspx http://www.rbc.org/devotionals/our-daily-bread/2004/09/08/devotion.aspx