I hear some of the news... honestly, I avoid the news. It is usually only about killings, stealing, and hurt people. I would rather hear GOOD news, than all of that.
But, my friends on my facebook page are news watchers, and usually, I see some of what is going on.
However, one thing that really bothers me is this... people thinking that God does some of this bad stuff.
We were shown a video in church one time of a woman who was excited about the tsumani in Japan...saying, "They know there is a God now." UM... NO!
God DOES NOT cause wrath on people, Jesus took all of that on the cross.
God also DOES NOT kill people with weather. John 3: 16 clearly says that "God so loved the WORLD, that He gave His One and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish (die) but have eternal life."
It doesn't say "God only loves certain people." or "God only loves you if you are saved." How else would you get saved if you don't know He loves you?!
Also, God DOES NOT give people sickness or cause them to suffer with illness. Because He can not give something He doesn't have. God does not have cancer. God does not have a thyroid problem. And what kind of loving God would He be if He caused us to suffer through junk like that.
1John 4: 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. The book of Job is a long read, but it shows proof that God does not cause things to happen to us. In Job's case, God did allow satan to test and try Job. But God did not cause any bad things to happen to him. Satan did.
Job 2: 7 So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. The best way to know what type of
God the one true God really is, is by reading the New Testament and seeing what Jesus did. He did not come here to judge and kill people. He healed the sick, caused the blind to see, and performed many miracles.
Matthew 9:11-13 says, "When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
God is love. Shouldn't we be loving too?