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TranslatedSome say that it is bad uestionar to God. They may feel that it is disrespectful wonder why God allows or not that certain things happen. What is your opinion?
If so, te Dira knowing that many good people have questioned God. Note the following examples of questions that you have asked God:
A faithful man as Job asked: "what is the wicked continue to live, they are still living, they have aged, also have become superior in wealth?"-Job 21: 7.
The faithful Prophet Habakkuk: "why is that go to those who are still dealing with betrayal, you keep silence when someone wicked swallows someone more just than him?"-Habacuc 1: 13.
Jesus Christ: "do my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"-Matthew 46.
If you read the passages that surround these appointments, you will not see any indication that Jehová God to feel offended before such sincere questions. Actually, his tolerance is not surprising. For example, God does not takes insulted when asking that he meets basic physical needs, as it has to keep our bodies healthy. Gladly accepts these requests. (Matthew 6: 11, 33) Also, he voluntarily provides information that can keep us healthy mentally and emotionally. (Philippians 4: 6, 7) In fact, Jesus said to his disciples: "as asking, and will be" (Matthew 7: 7) the context of the promise of Jesus shows that he spoke of receiving not only material things, but also answers to important questions.
If you had the opportunity, which of the following questions would ask him to God?
- Does my life have a purpose?
- What will happen when I die?
- Why you let suffer?
Question 1: does my life have a purpose?Rosalind, who grew up in England, had an insatiable knowledge desire. She also wanted to help people. After graduating from school, he got a prestigious job to help the homeless, and also helped those with physical and learning disabilities. Despite having a fulfilling life and material comforts, she says, "for years I was wondering, 'why you are here?' and 'what is the purpose of life?'"
Why this question?Human beings are not like irrational animals. We have a capacity to learn from the past, plan for the future and to find a purpose in our lives.
Answer give some?Many feel that the primary purpose of life is to obtain wealth or fame and thus attain happiness.
What does the reply mean?We set our own priorities in life. God's will is less important than our wishes.
What does the Bible teach?King Solomon reunieo an enormous wealth and had pursued the pleasure but it was determined that stuff did not lead it to any lasting sense of purpose. He identified what brought the real purpose in life when he wrote: "the conclusion of the issue, having heard everything, is: afraid of the true God and keep his commandments." "Because this is the duty of every man". (Ecclesiastes 12: 13).
What impilca save the commandments of God?Part of God's purpose for us is to enjoy life. Solomon wrote: "for a man nothing better that he eat and indeed drink and does well to his soul because of their hard work." "This also I've seen, even I, this is in the hands of the true God".-Ecclesiastes 2: 24.
God also wants that love and care for our family. Note this simple guide and practice for each Member of the family.
"Husbands should be loving their wives as their own bodies".-Ephesians 5: 28.
"The wife must have deep respect for her husband".-Ephesians 5: 33.
'Children, must be obedient to their parents'.-Ephesians 6: 1.
If we apply the principles of the Bible, we find a measure of happiness and joy. However, the most important thing we can do is learn everything you can about our Creator and approaching him as our friend. In fact, the Bible invites us to get "closer to God". Then makes this notable promise: "He will be close to you". (Santiago 4: 8) If you accept this invitation, your life will have a real purpose.
Rosalind, above, now feels that she has discovered the purpose of life.
What Jesus said about the purpose of life?
Jesus had no doubts about the purpose of his life. He said: "for this I was born and for this I have come into the world, that I should give testimony to the truth". (John 18: 37). Jesus spent his life teaching people the truth about God and his purposes.
Our lives will have real meaning if we follow the example of Jesus. In fact, Jesus invites us to learn from him. (Matthew 11: 29). Consider just two ways in which we can do it.
Jesus taught that to be happy, we must be "aware of [our] spiritual need". (Matthew 5: 3) We can satisfy our spiritual need if we take knowledge of "the only true God and one who [you] sent forth, Jesus Christ."-John 17: 3.
Jesus commanded his followers so that they teach others about what they had learned. He said: "therefore go and make disciples of people of all Nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and the son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded them".-Matthew 28: 19, 20.
Who meet your spiritual need to study the Bible and apply what they learn found his life changed for the better. They acquired the conviction that his life has real purpose when they begin to help others to learn about God.
Question 2: What happens when I die?Romano was a young boy when a friend of his was killed in a car accident. "The loss of my friend upset me terribly," he said. "For years after the accident, I was wondering what happens to us when we die".
Why do you ask it?The human death seems unnatural. No matter the age that we normally do not want to die. Many fear what comes after death.
What do some say in response?Many believe that on the death of a part of the person living sisgue. They believe that good people will be rewarded in heaven, while those who were bad will be eternally punished for their sins. Others think that on the death of a person ceases to exist and is finally completely forgotten.
What they imply answers?The first answer is that on the death of a person doesn't die really. The second implies that life is useless. Those who hold this last view could adopt a fatalistic attitude: "Let us eat and drink, because tomorrow we are going to die".-1 Corinthians 15: 32.
What does the Bible teach?The Bible does not teach that death by a person follow live. God inspiraro to King Solomon to write: "the living are conscious that they will die;""but as soon as the dead, they are not aware of anything at all." (Ecclesiastes 9: 5). Those who are not "aware of nothing" are not fully aware of their environment. They cannot feel or act. So the dead can not help or harm the life.
Contrary to what many believe, God has no purpose that human beings will die. Created the first man, Adam, with the prospect of living forever in the Earth. The only time that God mencionn death was when he told Adam of the punishment for disobedience. He restricted to Adam eating the fruit of a tree and then warned that if eating would, "positively die." (Genesis 2: 17). If Adam and Eve had remained obedient, they and all their descendants who were loyal to God should have lived forever in the Earth.
Adam decided to ignore the warning of God. Sinned when he disobeyed God, so it died. (Romans 6: 23). No part of Adam survived his death. On the contrary, on the death of Adam ceased to exist. God told Adam: "by the sweat of your face you will eat bread until you return to the Earth, that you're taken." "For dust you are and dust you will return". (Genesis 3: 19). Because all mankind descended from Adam, we inherited sin and his death. -Romans 5: 12.
Despite the poor choice of Adam, Dios will fulfil its purpose to populate the Earth with the descendants of Adam. (Genesis 1: 28;) Isaiah 55: 11) soon Jehovah returns to life to most of those who have died. Speaking of that time, the Apostle Paul said: "Going to be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous."-Acts 24: 15.
Roman, quoted above, studied the Bible and learn what is taught about death and Jehová God. What he discovered has had a profound impact on him.
What Jesus said about death?
Jesus is not in accordance with the religious leaders of his time, who said that there is no resurrection of the dead. (Lucas 20: 27). He also taught that any part of a person survives death. On the contrary, Jesus taught the following.
Death is like a dream. When his friend Lazarus died, Jesus said: "our friend Lazarus has gone to rest, but I am travelling there to wake you up from a dream". The disciples of Jesus did not understand what he meant. They said: "Lord, if he has gone to rest, get wake up." The account of the Bible explains: "Jesus had spoken, however, of his death." But they imagined that I was speaking about taking rest in sleep. At that time, therefore, Jesus said to them openly: «Lazarus is dead». "-John 11: 11-14."
The dead will be resurrected. When Jesus came to the hometown of Lazarus, consoled Martha, sister of Lazarus, saying: "your brother will rise". Jesus did this profound promise: "I am the resurrection and the life." "Exercised faith in me, though he die, come to life." This promise of Jesus was not mere empty words. In front of many witnesses, Jesus raised Lazarus, although he had had died four days. -John 11:23, 25, 38-45.
In the Revelation given to the apostle John, Jesus promised once again that the dead would be raised. He described a time in the future when death will release all those who are symbolically held captive by her - Revelation 20: 13.
Question 3: why does God that I suffer?The father of Ian was a heavy drinker. Although Ian grew up with what I needed materially, lacked it emotional support that longed to receive his father's. "Never had much love for him, mostly because of his drunkenness and the way they treated my mother", says Ian. When Ian grew, he began to question the existence of God. "Do if God really exists, I 'thought,' allow people to suffer?"
Why do you ask it?Even if your life is relatively trouble-free, your sense of justice could you shocked when you see innocent people suffer. However, the question of suffering is especially significant if, as Ian, you personally experience difficulties or if a loved one gets sick or dies.
They say some in response?Some believe that God allows suffering to teach us to be humble and compassionate. Others feel that they suffer in this life for the sins committed in a previous life.
What they imply answers?That God is unmoved by human suffering, making it difficult to love him. God is cruel.
What does the Bible teach?The Bible clearly says that God has no blame for human suffering. "That no man says that when he is being tested, that it is being tested by God;" "is not possible for God be tested by evil, and he himself not subject to any man to such a test." (Jude 1: 13, the Bible in basic English) In fact, the idea that God is guilty of suffering is out of harmony with the way that the Bible describes the personality of God. How so?
One of the main qualities of God is love. (1 John 4: 8). To emphasize this fact, the Bible presents God as if he had feelings similar to a nursing mother. "Can a woman forget her breastfeeding so she need not to pity by the son of her womb"?, asked the God. "Even though these women may forget, but I'm not going to forget." (Isaiah 49: 15) can imagine a loving mother deliberately harming your child? A loving father, on the other hand, would try to alleviate the suffering of a child. Also, Dios does not cause suffering to innocent people. -Genesis 18: 25.
Even so, innocent people are suffering. You may ask yourself, ' if God cares for us and is all powerful, does that not the pound of the causes of suffering?'
God allows suffering to continue today for good reason. Finds only one: usually people which causes suffering to others. Many bullies and tyrants who inflict pain are not willing to change his way of being. So that Dios remove one of the major causes of suffering, you will need to destroy those people.
Explaining why Dios has not destroyed even to those who do wrong, the Apostle Peter wrote: "Jehovah is not slow according to his promise, as some people consider the slowness, but is patient with you because you don't want none suffer destruction, but want everyone to reach repentance". (2 Peter 3: 9). The patience of Jehová God is an expression of your personality loving and merciful.
Soon, however, Jehová God Act. Will make it to "return the tribulation that make the tribulation" to the innocent. Those who inflict the suffering unfair should "suffer the judicial punishment of eternal destruction."-2 Thessalonians 1: 6-9.
Ian, cited above, find answers to your questions about suffering. What he learned changed his view of life.
What Jesus said about the suffering?
Jesus not blamed God for the suffering surrounding him. Instead, he made the following.
Jesus showed that God does not punish innocent people by hacelos who suffer. Jesus healed the sick, the lame and the blind. (Matthew 15: 30). The miracles he did teach us two important facts: first, Jesus used the power of God to alleviate suffering, not to cause it. Secondly, Jesus healed people dispassionately. When he saw people who suffered, "moved with pity" to them. (Matthew 20: 29-34) Jesus perfectly reflected the sentiments of his father about suffering. Therefore, the speech and actions of Jesus, we learn that God is grieved by the pain he sees and he wants to aliviat. -John 14:7, 9.
Jesus identified the true source of much human suffering - Satan the devil. Jesus said, "One who was an evil that he began". (John 8: 44). Jesus also identifies Satan the devil as "the ruler of this world" and who is "fooling the entire inhabited Earth".-John 12: 31; Revelation 12: 9.
Jesus gave us hope for a time when will end all suffering. He taught his followers to pray: "Our father in heaven... Thy Kingdom come." "That carried out your will, as in heaven, also upon the Earth". (Matthew 6: 9, 10) When the Kingdom of God comes, there will be no more suffering on Earth, just as there is no suffering in heaven.
In a revelation given to the apostle John, Jesus described what life will be for those who live under the Kingdom of God. At that time, Dios "clean every tear from your eyes and your death will not be more, or there will be mourning nor outcry nor pain." "The former things have passed."-Revelation 21: 4
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