If your child is in trouble, do you wait for your child to ask for protection or
November 27, 2008 11:51pm CST
do you help even before he/she asks? I don't understand this. I don't even understand the logic or sense in forwarding such emails. It sure shows God in poor light. Here, in short, is the story I received in email today. Diane spent a long time with her friends and found herself returning home alone at a late hour. She saw a man standing at the corner and asked for God's help. The man did not harm her in anyway, and Diane reached home safe. Next day, she learned that a young girl was raped on the same spot about 20 minutes after she had been there. Diane rushes to the police station and identifies the man. When asked why he left Diane alone, the man said that Diane was not alone...she was accompanied by two strong men!! That's the story! And now my reaction! What sort of God is this who fails to protect the other girl? If you are a parent and you see your child in trouble, do you WAIT for you child to pray to you for help? Or don't you rush out and protect your child irrespective of your child's feelings for you? This funny God protects one of his daughters because she remembered to pray, and allows the other daughter to be raped because she did not pray??? Aaaargh!! I feel like screaming... which religion created this particular God? I scrolled down to check the identity of this particular God, and noticed these words at the bottom of the email: "If you deny me in front of your friends, I shall deny you in front of my Father" Haaah! The Christian God!!! Cheers and happy mylotting
28 Nov 08
Hi positiveminded, I don't believe in all of this c**p, it really nothing to with God if someone is going to attack someone he is going to do it, and if this man can see two men beside Diane, well he must be very spiritual, what rot, this man just picked on onother girl who I think he saw as easy target. ROT!!! Tamara
• United States
1 Jan 09
One thing you have to remember is God did not write this email. I dont particularly care for these emails and I never forward them. My friends already know that I love God and I never deny him to them or anyone else, and I dont have to forward an email. As for the protection issue I do not know about that, I know the bible says it rains on the just and the unjust alike. To me that says bad things will happen to good people and good things will happen to bad people, it is all apart of choice. When it comes to the protection of angels you again have to look at what the bible says, in Hebrews.. "Are not the angels ministering spirits sent forth to those who are heirs of salvation" I may not have quoted that perfectly. Do you have to ask for them? Maybe. In short who knows if the story is even true?
• United States
30 Nov 08
This simply means God protect those who asked him for protection and if somebody ask God's protection, it goes to show He trust in God. Those who don't trust Him or even recognize him that he is God, don't need God's protection. That is just the logic. And because they don't need God, God will not force them and would leave them alone. God said, I am there when you call me. And of course if you will not call Him that means you don't need Him so, go alone, that' is just my reaction on this. I will respect what you believe. I am just sharing what I believe too. I believe that there is God and He is ready to help when we call Him for help.
2 Jan 09
I have no answer as I don't understand this logic either. This particular story may or may not be true, but regardless, things like this do happen. The "strong men" bit may be a little far fetched for me. However, I wanted to thank you for asking such thought provoking questions. I think it's good for us all to take the time to really consider our faiths, no matter what we believe.