Ponder God's Plan

@taurus54 (320)
Philippines
October 5, 2008 4:38am CST
"God's plan" is the way that Christians traditionally explain things like amputations, cancer, hurricanes and car accidents.. For example, if a Christian dies a painful and tragic death because of cancer, she dies as part of God's plan. Her death has a purpose. God called her home for a reason. Even if something bad happens to a Christian, it is actually good because it is part of God's plan. You can see how pervasive "God's plan" is by looking in Christian inspirational literature. For example, if we look in the book A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren,we find this remarkable paragraph n Chapter 2: Because God made you for a reason, he also decided when you would be born and how long you would live. He planned the days of your life in advance, choosing the exact time of your birth and death. The Bible says, "You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!" [Psalm 139:16] There is also this: Regardless of the circumstances of your birth or who your parents are, God had a plan in creating you. Under this view of the universe, God plans everything. Take a moment and think about what Rick Warren said. Rick said, "He planned the days of your life in advance, choosing the exact time of your birth and death."Let's examine one simple implication of this statement. What this means is that God has pre-planned every abortion that has taken place on our planet. If the concept of "God's plan" is true, you can first of all see that God wants us to be aborting children. Every single abortion is planned by God, so God must be doing it for a reason. Second, you can see that both the mother who requests the abortion and the doctor who performs it are blameless. Since it is God who planned the abortion of the child (God chose the "exact time" of the death, according to Rick Warren), the mother and doctor are simply puppets who are fulfilling God's plan, are they not? What about all the Christians who are fighting against abortion? If abortion is part of God's plan, why are they fighting it? God is the all-powerful ruler of the universe, and his plan is for more than a million children a year to die in the United States through abortion.If God's plan is true, then each one of those abortions was meticulously planned by God. If God does not intend for us to perform abortions, is Rick Warren then wrong that God has a plan? If God has a plan, is he not the direct cause of every abortion? Simply think it through, and you will begin to see the problems in Rick's proposition.
1 response
• Indonesia
5 Oct 08
the problem is that the (traditional) christian and maybe most religious people simplify god is the source of good, virtue and kindness only, and the mean, sin, evil "is not from god". by stating like this, they unconsciously limit god's capacity and limit his existence also. despite the truth that everything is under his control and desire, even, everything is himself, they insist on thinking that 'this is from god, that is not from god'. anyway, everything is happening in this universe is just a game, a play. god is the writer and the director and the producer. we are just the actors and actresses. so, play your role sincerely, while realizing that we are just playing a play. by always realizing that, we will never be attached with anything and everything. we will just be attached to him.