Is this God's will?

@toyota4k (1212)
Philippines
March 13, 2011 5:47pm CST
All that's happening on earth like Poverty, wars, disasters and brutal crimes...Are all this happening because it is God's will??
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15 responses
@dfollin (12744)
• United States
13 Mar 11
We have to wonder why and ask God why is this happening? But,if you think about it,maybe it is one of God's lesson's o show people they are not living the way that He want's them to. There are people that I know that went to Haiti and they came back and told me how they live not believing that Jesus Christ is our savior and believe in false God's.
1 person likes this
• United States
14 Mar 11
I think all things have different fruit, results and consequences, and also think this life as we know it is an unavoidable journey and lesson (if we are to have thinking ability that is, because thinking ability includes choice)..
@phynx15 (248)
• India
15 Mar 11
We can't blame God for the poverty, wars and crimes. God have given us our own free will. And as a Christian, I too can experience all kinds of sickness, disasters, hardships, poverty, etc. But the best part is, when ever I pray and ask God for His help, He is always right besides me. There has not been a single time God have not answered me when I called His name sincerely after I became a true born-again Christian. I am so proud of having my God.
• United States
16 Mar 11
I like your point of view, your belief!
@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
14 Mar 11
I would have to say no! The one ruling the world right now is Satan the devil and what we see is the result of his rulership. So what is happening now is Satan's will. We do pray for God's will to be done in the sense that we want him to take over the rulership and the administration of the earth when it is his time to do so. Hopefully that will be soon!
@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
15 Mar 11
Maybe and maybe not!
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
14 Mar 11
If poverty, disasters, and brutal crimes were God's Will, child molesting Bishops and Priests would also be God's Will! Do you believe that because the Church sanctioned impermissible acts, and allowed them to go on and on for decades, and did nothing to stop them, that it was God's will?
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
16 Mar 11
None of that is God's will...it is what people, priests, whoever choose to do. If they were in God's will, they wouldn't be doing the wrong/bad things. They are doing them because they are not in God's will and choose to do what they want to do. God doesn't MAKE you do anything you don't want to do. He provided us with the "directions" for life via the Bible, and what or how we choose to use the "rules" are our own decisions. If we want to live our lives according to the Bible...we wouldn't make wrong decisions or do bad things. Those folks just didn't want to life by the "rules" and live as God instructs.
@peavey (16640)
• United States
14 Mar 11
All of these things are happening because we make bad choices, not because God wills bad things upon us. We do it to ourselves. We always have, from Adam on up. God will not force us to make the right decisions and to do the right things.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
16 Mar 11
Exactly! God and even Satan are always getting blamed for things they had nothing to do with. Plus...read Revelation...these are the end times..."wars and rumors of wars" and all the problem things are mentioned there. End times.
• Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
17 Mar 11
For me everything happen for a reason, not just God's will. For example poverty, it's a person's choice to dwell on that situation " life is no a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice", so if they are on that situation they choose to be like that. Disasters happens because that is the effect of human activities(e.g. mining, cutting trees, etc). every activities has a cause and effect. Brutal crimes happens, because people choose to do their own will than following the will of God.
@RobtheRock (2485)
• United States
16 Mar 11
God is very mysterious. Yet, in a sense it is His will because He intended on Adam and Eve depending on Him and He does that now. Like a child who learns how to be independent, the world is growing in knowledge and acts like it doesn't need God's help. Thus, we see what happens when we think we can handle it all ourselves. I think all of this would happen in a world that doesn't have a God as many of the non believers are saying. Some try to blame "religion" on the wars and other things. Yet, without religion, we would still have poverty, brutal crimes, earthquakes, etc. Those who seek God's help in such a world are not effected as much. To some, this might sound psychologically troubled, but those who truly put their trust in God and Christ, are not bothered by the world's events.
• United States
16 Mar 11
If God was truly understood, this question would not even be asked. No, this is not God's will. God gave the angels and man free-will. Earth is Satan's kingdom, why do you think Jesus is coming back? To take this kingdom away from Satan and establish His kingdom. All that happens on earth is the will of Satan, NOT God.
@rifnee (1713)
• Indonesia
16 Mar 11
Yup, absolutely right if the disaster happened and all behaviors because of His will, not whether you learned? Actually in the process of creation, for Man was created ...., what and Who created for whom?, in a horizontal review, our fellow human beings ..., you actually created / presented to them or they actually created / presented to you?!, that all conditions to be studied and confirmed thereafter.
@gengeni (3308)
• Indonesia
16 Mar 11
Everything that happens in this universe is God's will, upon request of the man himself. As you are using a computer. All who appear on the screen of your monitor, is the result of a computer, at the request of your own. Never written reply you make it you say your work, if you want another computer then it will be another as well. Do not curse your work computer if a bad example, because the computer / monitor displays only the letters that you just ask. That's also when your computer will, if your computer other wills, other then too the outcome.
• Philippines
14 Mar 11
God's will is always intended for the good of all human beings. Things such as poverty, wars, and disasters occurs in order to teach us a lesson. These things are opportunities for us to reflect and change for the betterment of ourselves and the world around us. God bless us all.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
14 Mar 11
One must examine the underlying causes for all these problems. With enough knowledge, they all can be solved. If God were to take these problems away from us, what would we learn??? Not much. God has fixed it all ahead of time. No matter what happens; We are Eternal!!
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
14 Mar 11
I don't believe so. I don't believe in a god. I believe that these things happen because that is life. All people are different and sometimes we don't understand each other. Sometimes we are in certain situations or certain states of mind and we do things that have a negative impact on others, even sometimes without intention to do so. I don't believe that negative things happen because a supernatural being wills it, allows it, or creates it. I believe that negative things happen because life moves energy and karma keeps it balanced. I am curious to hear your beliefs on this subject.
14 Mar 11
No that is a load of nonsense put about by priests to increase their influence
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
13 Mar 11
No, it's because He endowed angel and man with thinking ability (thus choice) so things are no longer Perfect but instead life has wandered far from God..