Trish, I am with doctors and medical research as long as profit is not the motive. Maybe my confusion about the source of pain, God or Satan, lies in not understanding why a free Satan is still operating. If God allows Satan's actions does he share responsibility?
---Geraldine on 7/24/12|
Geraldine, I assume you are opposed to doctors and medicine for illnesses.
---Trish on 7/23/12|
I heard a sermon once by Bro. Randy Perry about the "bloody way". That has been about 15 years ago and I will never forget it. this blog reminded me once again of the bloody way.
---shira4368 on 7/23/12|
A man fell among thieves, which left him half dead.
By chance a certain priest came that way and when he saw him, passed by on the other side.
Likewise the Levite passed by.
But a certain Samaritan saw him and had compassion on him!
And went to him, (trying to help his pain or suffering,) set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
When he departed, he said to the host of the inn, take care of him!
When I come again, I will repay thee. (How true is that?)
Which now of these three was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?
No one can interfere with God plan, just not understand it.
---TheSeg on 7/23/12|
Geraldine, remember when people asked, "Where was God when the Twin Towers fell?"
Obviously, God was with the firemen, medics, policemen, those providing food and shelter for the emergency workers and victims, and so on.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/22/12|
Cluny, I just figure that the pain in this world is either caused, or allowed, by God, and that today is no different from Old Testament days where suffering is concerned. Your comment has helped me, as have the others. My thanks to all.
---Geraldine on 7/21/12|
It is very insightful of you to notice that we ARE 'second-guessing' God, for He has let those who have demonstrated absolutely no regard for Him and His ways of peace/truth live their disregard for life (He has "rewarded" their slothful ways as He will also "reward" those who hold Him in true, sincere LOVE).....He graciously/abundantly gives us our 'DUE' (what is due us according to our deeds and attitudes).
Matthew 5:45 RSV
"for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust".
This remains unknown/unrealized because it is politically incorrect to society/man, but it is a harsh realization that believers must understand.
---more_excellent_way on 7/21/12|
John 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
Luke 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion [on him],
Luke 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
John 21:22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what [is that] to thee? follow thou me.
Gal 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
--Do good, let God take care of the rest, you are not able to "interfere."
---micha9344 on 7/21/12|
You don't actually think that God sends pain and suffering on people in this life, do you?
That sounds like why Hinduism looks down upon active works of mercy. They interfere with the bad karma visited on the suffering for their sins in a previous life.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/21/12|
NO. We can't heal another person's pain, only God can heal that, but we can comfort others and point them to Jesus.
Does God "punish?" or discipline those He loves?
---anon on 7/21/12|
Scripture is clear that we are to help those who need help...feed the poor, cloth the naked, give to those who would borrow from you...etc.
How would we ever know if we are interfering or not, therefore it would be better to obey scripture. And besides, when we come across someone in need, maybe the test is for US, will we help or not?
---Noel on 7/21/12|
You could. But you're not going to stop God. If you really are not praying and obeying God, what can happen is your efforts could result in "extra" pain. So . . . pray . . . trust God to make sure you get His communication and leading. And you are not on your own, not in Jesus and with us (c: So, be careful not to let a problem or issue get you isolated. We love you and now are praying for you (c:
---willie_c: on 7/21/12|