We are all appalled by the dreadful events in Paris.
Would you shoot school children, or bomb a market place? No, you wouldn’t – but why do some people commit atrocities like this?
One answer lies in the fact that when God made the world He gave people a choice. We are not like ‘puppets on a string’. Nobody makes us commit crimes against humanity. We have freewill – it is our choice.
WHERE IS GOD IN ALL THIS?
The Bible assures us that man’s time is limited – but before that limit is reached people please themselves. So some become doctors and nurses to save lives, while others become terrorists to destroy lives. But when will that limit be realised?
“In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent. For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17 verses 30, 31)
God raised Jesus from the dead, never to die again. This means that we too can rise again.
When God decides that it is time, He will send Jesus back to earth. Then He will convert the world, and eventually sin and hatred will be wiped away.
This will bring real hope for a currently hopeless world.
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