does all happen by coincidence or everything had arranged by God?
June 30, 2010 9:35am CST
i watch a news on TV today, a teenager had never been to go by train before. now is holiday, so he decided to take a vacation with train. but the train got an accident, when it happen he just sitting in front of the door while his friend was sitting in the bench. he died. I just thought that it is really a coincidence that he stood right next to the door when the train falls or maybe the god had arranged it?
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1 Jul 10
Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 (New International Version) 11 I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. 12 Moreover, no man knows when his hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them. Many times we are victims of circumstances, we are at the wrong place at the wrong time. However all that suffer unjustly in this world will be give a chance to live their life in a new world, where we will truly live life.. 2 Peter 3:13 (New International Version) 13But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
• Garden Grove, California
30 Jun 10
ifa225 no I don't think God ordained that at all. He was just so new he did not know that the worst place to be in an accident is in front of the door. God does not arrange bad things but because he gave us free moral agency we have choices and the poor teenager just made the wrong choice at the wrong time.It was indeed a coincidence not God planned at all.
3 Jul 10
what bad for human does not always mean bad for God. Just like we have to dealing with hurt or betrayal. it looks like bad for us, but if we can see what the meaning of it, we might know that there is a lesson to make us stronger to face the troubles in life
5 Jul 10
Hmm.. well every does happen by chance and coincidence. Well regarding the matter of having God arrange it, wouldn't it portray him cruel and unloving when he is the opposite. The bible states that the whole world lies in the hands of the wicked one- Satan, he is considered as the ruler of this world!
8 Jul 10
When he has power to create, he has power to rule too. But if we look back, we can see that Adam and Eve disobeyed God, when Satan said.." your eyes will be opened and you will be like God" they in fact wanted to be that...like God. If a parent's authority is questioned, wouldn't the parent ask the child to prove himself? Here God's authority was questioned, so God's letting us prove as humans how far can we manage with the world? How far can Satan (whom our first parents listened to) manage to rule this world?