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God Is Not Merciful

How come if God/Jesus is suppose to be so merciful, why don't they give fresh water and vegetation for all the millions of innocent starving children, who are surrounded by bugs and flies and sickness, who cry out daily for something to eat. What kind of Father is this?

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"Then will the King say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me all you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was an hungered, and you all gave me no food, I was thirsty, and you all gave me no drink, I was a stranger, and you all took me not in, naked, and you all clothed me not, sick and in prison, and you all visited me not. Then will he answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you all did nothing for one of the least of these, you all did nothing for me. And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal." -Jesus Christ, Holy Bible
---Eloy on 6/22/11

atheist, you poor little man, lost in your lies and delusion, As long as you reject the only one with the life presever, you certainly will drown with no hope of salvation.
---Eloy on 6/22/11

if a mother sees her child sick hurting suffering she will do everything in her power to alleviate her child's suffering. does god do that? does he do everything to alleviate OUR suffering? the blind, children with autism, lonely, paraplygic, abused? when you ask this question to christians / pastors why this is happening? THEIR ANSWER? BEC. OF SIN.
---mike on 6/22/11

Atheist who made you a moral authority telling God what He should do?

When we view history it is easy to see what should have been done. Little in human affairs is done in isolation or without foundation.

Hitler was violently antiChristian and was strongly influenced by Darwin. He understood Darwins beliefs were essentially racist. Hitler applied Darwins beliefs in his endeavour to eliminate the inferior races of which Darwin wrote. What Hitler did was a direct consequence of Darwinism. Not God's doing.

Hitlers grievances stemmed from the unfair and repressive treatment handed out to Germany after WW1. France and the UK were well aware that Hitler was rearming but chose to ignore it. Why blame God?
---Warwick on 6/22/11

EVERYBODY, It would wiser to not answer nor dialogue with "atheist". He is like Satan's little pawn, trolling these Blogs to argue against, and to mock the Truth. He has been shown the Truth by many here on this Site, but, he refuses to receive it thus far. If we ignore him, he will see that his mocking will get him nowhere. Dialoguing with him only gives him more fuel to feed off of. It wouldn't be "un-Christian" to ignore him. It would be us "not casting Pearls before swine" who do not appreciate the Pearls of Truth. (btw, I'm not saying he's REALLY a swine. I quoted that Biblical Adage to make a point which applies here.)
---Gordon on 6/22/11

Why is it that God is blamed for the acts of His enemy? There would be no starvation in today's world if it were not for evil rulers using the tons of international aid they are given as weapons for political gain. And yet you blame the God of love. How sad!
---jerry6593 on 6/22/11


If god knows the hearts of men, then he must have known what was going on in Stalin's and Hitler's minds/hearts, (your favorite atheists of reference---although Hitler was a Christian, or at least claimed he was). So if he knew their minds/hearts he must've known what they were going to do and apparently just let it happen...

Else, he was too weak to intervene (worn out by all that creating and watching the begetings), didn't care and/or isn't merciful, is sadistic and wanted to watch the preview (some holocaust victims would end up in Hell too, he knew being all knowing, why not enjoy the trailer?), or maybe just isn't there.
---atheist on 6/21/11

Matthew 7-6 Give not that which is holy to the dogs,neither cast your pearls before swine,lest they trample them under their feet,and turn again and rend you.
---Reba on 6/21/11

atheist, I laugh at your foolishness. For not only are you proven to be foolish with your mockery, but you also piblicly lie in posting that you do not pretend to know God when you derangingly call God Almighty, King of kings and Lord of lords and the Creator of heaven and earth, a she. That is foolishness at its height, to mock God when he has already manifested himself to the world in the body of Jesus Christ.
---Eloy on 6/21/11

God is very effective in making a hell for all the wicked to enjoy each others company. Atheists will enjoy the company of the violent, the robbers, the liars, the blasphemers, the immoral, the abusers, the deviants, and every wicked and foul person and disgusting demon. Nice and cruel, an eternal bed of worms for the foul of heart and mind.
---Eloy on 6/21/11

Atheist in our legal system we have gaols (jails USA). If we did not we would not have justice.

I imagine you would howl for justice if someone you loved was murdered and the murderer was not judged and sentenced. You well know we demand our judiciary meet out justice but you think God should not!

God is just, more than any human judge. He alone knows the heart. He knows your heart and will give you justice. At the moment, sadly it would be a life-sentence. That is your choice as you convict yourself.

I am sure I have made errors when I have tried to understand your meanings. This is to be expected as you make statements without explanation, and refuse to answer questions, which could explain your meaning.
---Warwick on 6/21/11

Adetunji, Seriously? God needs a prison (Hell). I would think with his omnipotence there could be less extreme and mean, but effective solutions.

Eloy, I am not the foolish one here. I do not pretend to know "god".

Gordon, I am not mocking the truth. but you are with that nonsense about Hell.

Leslie, I cannot see the wind, or smell flatulence. But neither are proof of god.

Warwick, you pick and chose your examples, as you pick an chose the meaning of what others say.
---atheist on 6/21/11

Atheist: As human-beings made their maximum security prisons for those who do not behave in the government defined ways, so God has an eternal prison for the chronic disobedient soul. How I wish you will stop walking in that direction.
---Adetunji on 6/21/11

atheist, are you enjoying yourself in publicly revealing your foolishness? I told you before to stop covering yourself in foolishness, and instead you are to get right with God whom gives you the breath for you to live and to do good. God proves that he has perfect mercy and he keeps his word perfectly: "And Yhwh God commanded Adam saying: Of all trees of the garden see you, eating you will eat. But of the tree of knowing of good and bad, see that you eat not: for even the same day you eat, of it you will, dying you will die. To Adam also and to his wife did Yhwh God make caftans of lamb skin, and clothed them." Gn.2:16,17+ 3:21.
---Eloy on 6/21/11

Atheist, Why do you even come onto this Blog Site if you're only going to argue and mock the Truth? You tell me. So, far be it from me to waste my breath telling you a Truth of which you've already been made aware of, like the Horrors of Hell that await the unbelieving and disobedient. But, my mentioning to you about GOD's OFFER of Salvation, I see, went right over your head, then, did it? So, I'll repeat it, since you seem to act like you missed it the first time. At least GOD OFFERS Salvation for anyone who wants it. But, you have to choose it for yourself. GOD will not force something Good onto someone if they don't really want it. But, even Hell is a choice you've made by remaining in sin and unbelief. He didn't force that on you, either.
---Gordon on 6/21/11

Atheist - If God does not exist than neither does the wind and neither do you. You cannot see the wind, but it still exists. You were made in God's image therefore you exist and God does too. You are a sinner (lawbreaker) going to Hell and God sent His only Son to die for you to take your punishment for you, so you would not have to spend eternity in Hell. If you do not choose Christ (God's Son) and repent (turn from your sin), then you will have to take your own punishment in Hell. That is mercy at it's fullest.
---Leslie on 6/20/11

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At least GOD has Mercy and Grace and Love and He at least OFFERS Salvation.---Gordon

If he had mercy and grace, he wouldn't have Hell. If he had power he wouldn't put up with Satan.

Now on the other hand, if he Satan, and Hell didn't exist, then the suffering we see around us would be explainable---"That's the way it is." Unless we figure out how to make it different.

That's your cue to natter on about worms and eternal fire and what's ahead for me when I die, provided by your merciful god.
---atheist on 6/20/11

Atheist of course I draw conclusions from what you say. That is normal.

But you say Christianity is used as an excuse for evil. I say this is nonsense as Jesus commands we only and always do Good. Irene is an example of a person doing great good which she says comes from her faith in Jesus. So even if she is lying or deluded good is the result. But the overwhelming evidence is she is not deluded or dishonest, but a follower of Christ. As Jesus says "By their fruit you will recognize them."

Can you name an individual atheist who is doing such good works? Remember she began this by her own efforts, and raises her own finance.

Her life is at risk because of her work.
---Warwick on 6/20/11

"...God does not exist! You are therefore saying she is motivated by personal good. Therefore I ask you how is your 'personal good' motivating you...?---Warwick

There you go again, concluding what others are saying. I know no more about this wonderful person other than what I learned after goggling one link.

She may be motivated solely by her beliefs, and others (of other religions, or of agnostic or atheistic beliefs) may be to do similar things of other beliefs .

On your last point, I cannot compare the good of my life with her efforts, but then neither can billions of others, Christians, Muslim, or otherwise. Is "good" a contest with you, with winners accepting the beliefs of the "winner.?"
---atheist on 6/20/11

Atheist, Okay, Why don't you try running this entire Universe instead. Let's see how you do. At least GOD has Mercy and Grace and Love and He at least OFFERS Salvation. Satan doesn't do anything of that sort. He'd rather that you go straight to Hell. Yeah, the alternative to GOD is real nice....:-(
---Gordon on 6/20/11

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"And to the man He said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife you have eaten of the tree
about which I commanded you, saying, you shall not eat from it," ETC---Genesis 3:17-19)

God could have chosen to be a little less harsh about the whole thing. Maybe just let them off with a warning? Made them stand in the corner for twenty years? A rosy red bare-bottomed spanking that so many here are fond of?

But all their future relatives forever? That's harsh and quite mean.
---atheist on 6/20/11

The Moderator said it quite well. Some people always want to make GOD the bad guy. But, it's man's sin and Satan's efforts to kill, steal and destroy that are causing these problems. When GOD made the Earth, He stepped back and saw that all of it was Good. Then, Adam and Eve had to go and sin. And, every living human being, since then, has been following suit. Enough of blaming GOD. HE's not the enemy. We ourselves and Satan are.
---Gordon on 6/20/11

When an adult is poor and suffering, the adult should not sin by bringing more children into the world to likewise be poor and suffer as they are. This is not the Perfect One's fault whom is proven to be above reproach, but instead this suffering is the sinner's doing and fault.
---Eloy on 6/20/11


if what God has created (though you do not believe he did) is not sufficient for you to believe He exists, which is proven through the complexity and magnitude of creation, then why would anything else change what you believe? If He were to do what you asked, would that change your heart and how you feel about the existence of God? I have no desire to argue with you and think others who do are foolish to think they can change your mind, but your argument is with God wither you believe or not, that is why you debate with those who do believe He exists.
---willa5568 on 6/19/11

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Atheist, research Irene Gleeson,an Australian woman, who serves God in Kitgum Uganda. Irene took herself, by herself, off to Uganda to look after orphans of war. She did this because of her love and compassion for the suffering children there, because of the love and compassion of her God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Read and see the amazing things she has acheived, loving, housing, feeding, clothing, and educating thousands of previously hopeless children. She has about 8,000 children in her loving care at the moment.

And you say God does not exist! You are therefore saying she is motivated by personal good. Therefore I ask you how is your 'personal good' motivating you to likewise serve your fellow suffering humans?
---Warwick on 6/19/11

1Co 14:38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Gal 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
---TheSeg on 6/19/11


There is no god to know better than.
---atheist on 6/19/11

Long ago, man decided he wanted to "rule". Why then does he ask: "Where is God?" Those who want to rule should readily take care of the sick and hungry. Usually, such "rulers" are not really interested in humanity. They're just concerned about them. God has said that all who seek Him will find Him. If some only seek God when all is not right, then God has every right to ask: You want me? To those who truly seek God, He is always there. Those who just want God sometimes need to take care of themselves, as they chose. If we all spent more time assisting others, then more needy would be helped. Far less time would be wasted blaming God for things we can change, whomever we think is in charge.
---Sharon_A._Stone on 6/18/11

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"He could chose just 2 or 3 people who are living and have done really bad things and just have them burst into flames."

Seriously, think about what you say. In fact, you should take yourself more seriously and therefore, give the things you say more thought.

You sound as if you know better than God. Now, even if you do not believe that there is a God, you must know enough about yourself to know that you are only a man. And even in that categorization, you are not the man with the most knowledge or the best powers of reasoning. No offense intended.
---Allan on 6/18/11


The question, "Doesn't christianity tell you to obey without question?"

The question suggests rightly. The question did not include the word, "doctrine" which you used in your reply.

The question is asking: If you, as a professing christian believer, were not required to follow the teachings of Bible without harbouring any doubts about those teachings?

The Bible says that it is impossible to please God without faith. And faith and doubt do not occupy the same "space".

I certainly do not have a complete answer to the original question, especially, since some of that misery is directly caused by some of those who claim to be believers.
---Allan on 6/18/11


"It is not that god is not merciful. It's that he doesn't exist.

If he does exist, then he is a voyeur and a sadist"

You seem to know or think you know more than any man could possibly know. Perhaps, you should think more deeply about the things you say and see if they imply that you are more than you could possibly be.

Eventually, we must recognize that we are men and that, by definition, means transitory and limited in knowledge, understanding and power.

You speak as if you had all knowledge and therefore, all power.
---Allan on 6/18/11

Its so easy to blame God, isnt it? After all he is God.
Do I believe these people are praying, asking God for water, food?
Im sure! Just as I believe many of you are asking for much the same things.
So why ask and receive not?
James says in 4:3 says:
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

Think this is true?
Lets look at the forgiveness of sin.
How many of us have asked, God forgive me?
How many of us have asked, God forgive us?
Which of these did he say to do?
Mat 6:15: here sit so many unknowingly!
You cant twist the truth, it know no regulation.
1Jn 4:20

---TheSeg on 6/18/11

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atheist, "If he built the universe in a week, surely he should be able to set things straight in a month "
although your ideas of how God could/should do things may seem good to you, His way is infinately better. If He wanted to "set things straight" as you say, He wouldn't need a month. he could do it in a moment, and in fact He WILL set things straight once and for all with His coming. I hope by then you think differently. He has not done so yet out of MERCY for the lost that are yet to be saved.
---christina on 6/18/11

1Jo 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Act 17:10-12 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming [thither] went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed, also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
"obey without question?"
---micha9344 on 6/17/11

Bobby, your questions are legit. We do see many dying all over the world. some by lack of water, food and the sin of others. Many of the answers given to you are also legit. Those who don't lose their patience will answer kindly. Man with his own choice has proven that without God he can do nothing. People do not want to help, and as Christina said, bury our heads in the sand and do nothing. The rich hold on to their money, yet some do help many causes. Jesus spoke of these problem of lack of help when He said, "I was hungry and you gave me no food" and so on. Putting the guilt on man for their lack of sacrafice for others.
Man is responsible and God will one day make things right when He does away with sin and death as John said.
---Mark_V. on 6/17/11

Moderator ... Is it not time that this blog was removed?
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/17/11

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"doesn't christianity tell you to obey without question?"

No, Christianity does not tell me to obey the doctrines you are attributing to Christianity. The doctrines that you have mentioned are not Christian doctrines, but New Age and other teachings.
---Moderator on 6/17/11


doesn't christianity tell you to obey without question?
and if you question you are accused of lack of faith?
i don't see any difference.
---mike on 6/17/11

Mike, "to judge that their suffering is SIN. very nice.
your Christianity is NOT relationship but religion." This is a perfect

example of false Christianity, and that is the religion for some as you

say. True Christianity will be characterized by Godly love, desiring

anothers best. A true Christian's heart will break for the lost, and

will desire their coming to know Jesus, not out of false piety. We are

moved by the suffering of others, having suffered ourselves, and in

many cases, suffering now. Jesus came for the lost, the broken,
---Christina on 6/17/11

Mike you are equivalating cults and counterfeits with Christianity. What you describe isn't Christianity which would explain why you have been disillusioned.
---Moderator on 6/17/11

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Christians" because they think they act pious when they do NOT judgement or argue ("We're just NICE people!"). The "I'm okay,You're okay" Pseudo...

so your attitude is to attack & judge others who does not conform with 'YOUR' interpretation of the bible.
to judge that their suffering is SIN. very nice.
your christianity is NOT relationship but religion.
---mike on 6/17/11

john or pastor jim

so you are the pharisee who cried foul when the crippled woman is healed on a sabbath
you are the pharisee who are quick 'to look for something to accuse'.
your congregation is miserable bec. everything is SIN.
---mike on 6/17/11


'god did not make us robots.'
really? that a lie bec. if & when you exercise you 'freedom of choice' you are condemned accused of disobedience.
what happened to waco & jonestown & recently harold camping.
you have to follow obey a verse with one sentence explanation & if you go beyond that verse you are accuse 'that is not biblical'
and if you fail you are accused of 'lack of faith'
---mike on 6/17/11


so christians should be poor, struggling, miserable & when there is a smile on their faces they are SINNERS.
the more you are miserable the more holier you are.

is that it?
oh, btw when you are struggling & miserable, there is a sin in your life.
---mike on 6/17/11

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atheist-- You don't ask questions to get answers, but to start arguments.
You always seem to know better than God how he "could" accomplish this or that, which only shows how little you understand. You do not know what His goals are or what complications are involved.
Nobody knows these things...get over it.
---Donna66 on 6/17/11

Mike, Read my posts completely before commenting. The GOOD NEWS is part #3.
---John on 6/17/11


you are right that is why the message of the gospel is condemnation, judgement punishment. in short BAD NEWS
---mike on 6/17/11


during the middle ages a plague swept across europe. millions die. people believed it was punishment for sin not virus.
if your child is sick are you going to sit down & pray? a mother prayed to heal her diabetic daughter. she died. is that truth?
if your children are hungry are you going to ask for 10% so you can buy food?
---mike on 6/17/11

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are these 'solutions' to alleviate suffering?
that is why millions died bec. the 'answer' is RELIGION not PRACTICAL answers.

millions die because they SEEK practical answers

millions die because they believe this gods world that belongs to Satan is all there is 2Corin 4:4

simply because they are not willing to OPEN their minds to The Father in Heaven and understand His TRUTH

turn to hate and blame GOD buying LIE He is not merciful which is EXACTLY what the father of lies (Satan) wants mankind to believe

reality is this gods world will pass away and Christ will RULE earth from Jerusalem when He returns and THAT promise will end suffering of mankinds way and his seeking practical answers and NOT GOD
---Rhonda on 6/17/11

He would come as a man to die upon the cross for our salvation several times a day, maybe lay down a few miracles on the poor, needy, and disabled. With jet planes he could really get around, saving souls and such putting Rick Warren's in their place.

YOUTUBE would be his means of communication, using it to reach out in all languages. If he built the universe in a week, surely he should be able to set things straight in a month or so. Technology is much better now, no mules or animal skins to write on. I profitsize that he'll land at LAX Monday July 1 2011.
---atheist on 6/17/11

Atheist again the meaningless comments "Warwick, I might be more impressed if he did it three or four times a day and there were daily postings on youtube. Without that, even the one time is hearsay."

Who did what????
---Warwick on 6/17/11

Donna, if god is all powerful it seems just a few demonstrations of power would be in order. He could chose just 2 or 3 people who are living and have done really bad things and just have them burst into flames, and he could appear on TV explaining why it was time for him to act. Maybe he's planning such a time right now. Would that surprise you.
---atheist on 6/17/11

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Bobby & Atheist - Have you ever told a lie (you are a liar), have you ever stolen something (you are a thief), have you ever used God's name as a cussword (you are a blasphemer), have you ever looked with lust at someone (you are an adulterer), have you ever hated or been angry with someone (you are a murderer). All liars, thiefs, blasphemers, adulterers, murderers will not get into Heaven but be in Hell. Jesus took your punishment for you by dying on the cross. Repent (confess and turn from your sins) and trust in Jesus Christ, or you will have to take your own punishment in Hell.
---Leslie on 6/17/11

O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good, because His mercy endureth forever. (Psalm 118:1). Human beings find that hard to understand, as it is not possible for them to be that merciful.
---John.usa on 6/17/11

)First of all G-d is NOT so merciful!

That's the TRASH you hear from the Lovey Dovey neutured wimps. The apostates who call themselves "Christians" because they think they act pious when they do NOT judgement or argue ("We're just NICE people!"). The "I'm okay,You're okay" Pseudo, Bourgoise Carnal Phonies. The Ricky Warren/Joel Olsteen Apostates! 180 degress from True Christians of the 1st century. NEUTERED/WIMPS!

2) G-d did NOT create the mess Man has made due to the fall. He said so several times!

3) He has provided a way out for all man. As the suffering and deaths you now see are only temporary and will soon be replcaed by a New Earth/New Heaven and New Man.

---John on 6/16/11

The world today is not as God created it. Adam an Eve lived in a garden where food was plentiful and all their needs were met. But Adam and Eve broke the one rule God gave them, and passed their sinful nature on to all their decendents.

Those innocent, starving children are not that way because of God, but because of evil men. For God to reverse this He would have to remove men's free will and ability to make decisions. people would be as mere puppets.

Instead, God lets US figure out what WE can do to help.
Christian organizations have helped millions, and secular organizations, too. But a huge percentage of the money and goods have been confiscated by selfish rulers where these poor people live.
---Donna66 on 6/16/11

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Good answer Jasheradan. It IS so easy to point the finger.
God does supply. However, just like in Acts, He distributes to each as He sees fit. Those who have, out of their abundance, ought to help those in need. Those in financial need may be able to give back something else. The problem is NOT God, it's our own selfishness and greed. God most definitely has the resources, He chooses to work through us, and most, myself included, do not always do all that they can, preferring comfort zones, being lovers of pleasure rather than God, as well as others. We prefer to bury our heads in the sand.
---Christina on 6/16/11

"He has not let you feel the wrath of your sins by sending you (a sinner) straight to Hell -it is truly what you deserve."---Leslie on 6/16/11

Whoa, you assume that Bobby is a sinner, you judge him and tell him deserves to be in Hell, and there is a god to begin with, and you've picked the right one. Just a little prideful don't you think.

Warwick, I might be more impressed if he did it three or four times a day and there were daily postings on youtube. Without that, even the one time is hearsay.
---atheist on 6/16/11

Very well said, and to the point Samuel.
---Warwick on 6/16/11

God is reconciling the whole creation to Himself. Ultimately every person who ever lived will experience His mercy a million fold. And the harder it's been for us in this life, the more wonderful it will be in the next. :-)
---John.usa on 6/16/11

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Who ruined the fresh water and destroyed the crops that would have feed these people? Who started the wars and fights that lead to most of the hunger on this planet?

Who stops help from getting to the poor or gives nothing to help them?

Instead of asking why GOD does not do something why not ask why we are not doing more.

Ask who is causing these problems? Ask what are you doing to help?
---Samuel on 6/16/11


so what is that 'other' effective solution?
BTW, I prayed for my uncle who IS suffering from nervous breakdown ruined by abuse. he is 75 years old & he is still 'emotionally damage'. god cannot bring back those years he wasted & that is an 'impossible' thing god cannot do, bring back time.
---mike on 6/16/11

The Father in Heaven is not a genie in a bottle

you don't rub the belly and get a free pass in life to sit back watch the clouds go by and be idle

many "cry out" yet have no idea WHICH GOD they cry out to
---Rhonda on 6/16/11

Bobby - Your asking the wrong question. If God is so merciful, how come He has not let you feel the wrath of your sins by sending you (a sinner) straight to Hell -it is truly what you deserve. The fact is that He is merciful because He is giving you a chance to repent of your sins and turn to Him so you do not have to burn in Hell forever - just like He is doing for those people. He is so merciful that you and they deserve to be punished for your/their sins, but instead He sent His only Son to take your punishment and the punishment of those people. Now how merciful is God to you?
---Leslie on 6/16/11

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I don't know if you are responsible for the sub title to your blog: GOD IS NOT MERCIFUL, but I am here to say
that He is very merciful forgving and extending his grace way beyond our merit!
But why all the suffering? May I suggest, much of it is due to man's poor choices. As has been stated before, we have not been created as "robots" but we have freedom to chose. Unfortunatly
we choose to ignore God's good counsil which He gives us in His Word, resulting in misery for many "innocent" victims.
---Pierre on 6/16/11

95% of the answers christians christianity give when there is suffering is SIN - use the guilt blame game
4% is 'we don't know why things are happening - JUST TRUST GOD'
1% is 'PRAY'
are these 'solutions' to alleviate suffering?
that is why millions died bec. the 'answer' is RELIGION not PRACTICAL answers.
---mike on 6/16/11

Bobby if God was not merciful He would not have come as a man to die upon the cross for our salvation. And we would all be going to hell, but as Scripture says
"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance" 2 Peter 3:9.

The suffering you mention is man made so therefore is man's problem. Further Christians are following God's commands, serving Him all over the world , often at great personal risk,to help those in need. Do you support them financially?
---Warwick on 6/16/11


how can god supply all your needs when the country these hungry children are living is a desert?
---mike on 6/16/11

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It is not that god is not merciful. It's that he doesn't exist.

If he does exist, then he is a voyeur and a sadist.
---atheist on 6/16/11

God bless you dear Donna :) I wish I could do that too.
---Mary on 6/16/11

Mike what you suggest "may" only be a part of a total solution. Obviously there is no simple fast solution, but of course there are longer term solutions that would be effective.
---Moderator on 6/16/11

Bobby, first My God SHALL SUPPLY ALL of your needs according to His Riches in Glory in Christ Jesus.

Who is in Christ Jesus? You, me, every born again blood bought Believer is IN CHRIST JESUS - those are the ones who should be feeding the hungry. I gave $15,000 since 2009 to feed THOUSANDS of hungry children and adults all over the world, so count me out of this. I give and will continue to feed the goal is 1 billion before Jesus comes back.
---Donna5535 on 6/16/11

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moderator: so you are saying these starving people should DEPEND on handouts?
conservatives cry out foul when the unemployed want to extend unemployment insurance.
and many 'NONPROFIT' use the suffering to make money.
---mike on 6/16/11

The ultimate question is:

How much money do *I* give to the homeless and hungered?

It's easy to blame other people and God. Not so easy when the finger is pointed back at you.
---Jasheradan on 6/16/11

The better question would be, why don't those people who claim to be God's anointed, have the power to perform miracles, and to be mighty men and women of God, use the money they receive to do these things instead of buying multi-million dollar mansions, jets, and luxury cars.
---Rob on 6/16/11

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