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Q&A: Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People?
« on: April 26, 2022, 11:12:19 PM »
I believe this is probably on the top 10 FAQ for believers and non-believers with questions about Christianity!
I was recently involved in a discussion on this topic and I thought this would be a great post to get to know everyone here!  If you'd like to listen in on the discussion, give the I Wanna Know! Christian Podcast a listen (it's free on Spotify, etc).  Your discretion to listen or not; but regardless, would love to hear your thoughts on this common question!

I personally feel God gets a bad wrap and that often times, we're reaping what we've sown.,  The Word says the wages of sin is death.  I don't believe the Lord wants bad things to happen, but He respects our free will to make bad choices (I put before you life and death, blessings and cursing, now you choose).  Amen?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6WYlFh1SQtap0SmgFWxb0b

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Re: Q&A: Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2022, 12:19:48 AM »
My old friend used to say "the devil looks after his own"

The other end of the coin is  "why do bad things happen to good people"

You can identify a true Christian by their fruit, the more they get banged and mistreated , the more they give off an odour.

2 Corinthians 2:15   For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.



Fruit perishes  after a while....



One  of my catholic  friends that God directed me to recently [I am not catholic BTW]

He gave me a book called GRACE, excellent - now divide up the letters [GOD'S RICHES AT CHRISTS EXPENSE]

If we are following Jesus then 1 Peter 4:12   Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.


Just reading about how Jesus took the place of Barabbas.....

A good thing happened that day to Barabbas..... a bad thing for Jesus.... but was it ?



As for blessings and cursing's  ...  different cursing's / generational etc,,

yeah sometimes what seems to be a blessing can be a curse.


Galatians 3:13   Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ?Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.?




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Re: Q&A: Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2022, 05:32:48 AM »
If anyone does listen to the podcast, I've got a response from a listener that we completely ignored Job and other situations where God allowed bad things to happen.

Just to clarify (and put out for discussion here), what was said was that most of the time, we blame God for things He had no hand in and no will for us to experience. He gave us free will and there is a law of sowing and reaping.  The Bible says clearly the wages of sin is death.  If we sow bad seed, we reap a bad harvest.  For example, and this happened to me personally, I had a terrible diet from childhood.  I always consumed way too much junk.  If I had to guess, I'd say half my diet was white bread/sugar and it caused me to get Fatty Liver Disease which progressed into Cirrhosis (non-alcoholic).  Now I grant you, being told in 2017 I had 6 months to live without a liver transplant did bring me back to God and I've never left Him since, it was not God's will for me to bear this.  It has been, however, His grace that has kept me going.  It's now 2022 and still no need for a liver transplant,.  My stage of cirrhosis was actually downgraded from Stage 4 to Stage 3, hallelujah!  But God did not send a bad thing on me, I did it by exercising my own free will.  Of course there are special situations (like the man blind sine birth whom Jesus healed) but the reality is, we have a free will, we have an enemy, and if we leave ourselves wide open to the one who wants to kill, steal, and destroy, God is not the one to blame, amen?

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Re: Q&A: Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2022, 12:15:27 AM »
Yes watched the podcast..agree with most of it


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If anyone does listen to the podcast, I've got a response from a listener that we completely ignored Job and other situations where God allowed bad things to happen.

It is the permissive will of God....

No ...   don't align alongside  Job, re : Job 1:8 Then the LORD said to Satan, ?Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.?


Noah was in the same boat  :laugh:  [pun]

Then you have the now and then Judgement of God like sodom and Gomorrah.

Now consider King David - rebuked and Judged in this life for his affair with bath sheba.

Now consider what happens next as King David's own son tries to gain power [Absalom]..
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Bad things are not always a result of our doing.

In fact the more we influence spiritual places,  the more attack we will experience..





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Re: Q&A: Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2022, 12:24:53 AM »

Many  will duck out at this point because the price is too large..to big..

Start bee keeping or a charity...far safer.






 

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