Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where was God on 911?

Some say he wasn’t there because he doesn’t exist. Some say he wasn’t there cause he abandoned us. Some say he was there laughing and mocking our pain and misery.

What about another option. He was there, he cares and he allowed it, as hard as that may seem, because nothing can happen without God allowing it to happen.

Why would God allow that to happen?

Let’s go back to the beginning to see. God wanted to make a creation that loved him freely, not forced. Actually if you force someone to love you then it’s not love at all. You can’t force someone to love you. If God did force us to love him, then it wouldn’t be love and we would be mindless robots.
And since God wanted independently thinking beings not robots he gave us the choice to choose him, love him, go to him, follow him and his ways which are known as good; or gave us the choice to reject him, hate him, run from him, not follow him and not follow his ways which is known as bad or evil.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying all Christians do good and all non-Christians do bad or evil. I am not saying that at all.

Rather, you become a Christian or not, you have the choice to do good or bad. And rather you are a Christian or not, when you do good you are doing God’s will and following his law of good. And rather you are Christian or not when you do bad or evil you are going against God’s way of Good and committing evil.

So Back to God and 911

God was there and allowed it, because though God hates evil, he allows man choice. Choice to not follow his ways and do evil or choice to follow his ways, Christian or not, and do God’s good.

As I said before, non-Christians (atheists, Muslims and any man) can do what God calls good or do what God calls evil. The men on 911 choose what God calls evil and the rest is history.

But God didn’t allow it to happen and then sit idle. There are stories of many who said for various peculiar reasons they stayed home or changed their plans, unlike normal. People were late when they were normally never late. Some said God warned them to stay home.

Many who were there said a voice (God) told them to move or to go a certain direction in the building and that ended up saving them. And the stories go on and on and on.

Why didn’t God save every one? I don’t know you will have to ask him.

But the Bible says that God will turn all evil things into good for those who Love him. And the Bible says that God, not men in the name of God will avenge all evil eventually in His time. And all debts will be settled when he ends time space and eternity begins.

God was very active in 911, turning the evil of men into good. 

One good book about that is by a 911 Chaplain named Mike Macintosh who left his congregation for months to serve the police, firemen and victims of 911. I have included it on the left so you can so you can read his story.

Check out Mike's Daily Devotions Here

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