I know God is in control always, but sometimes it doesn’t seem like it. It’s one of those things you have to accept on faith because the world is so chaotic and it often seems that evil has the upper hand. I do not understand man’s inhumanity to man. It has existed in the world since Cain murdered his brother in a jealous rage. Evil has always been with us. I know that we are all sinners and all of us need a Savior in the end, but I don’t understand why we all can’t at least make the effort to love our neighbor. Yet people aren’t the enemy. Even militant Islam is not the enemy, at least in the spiritual realm. The real enemy is Satan, and it seems like Satan wins too much of the time. I know it is only temporary. In the end, when God decides to drop the hammer, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess. Sometimes I wish that moment will come sooner rather than later.


7 thoughts on “Paris

  1. God was not in control of this. If you believe this only by faith in times like this, why can’t you understand that the monsters who did this believe the same? They believe God was in control motivating them to do this in paris. They had no other option but to believe by faith ad well, supported by their holy books. Fideism cuts both ways. You cannot claim yours with out allowing the ‘validity’ of theirs.
    What if you are both wrong?
    No, if there is a god, and I still hope there is, he/she/it was definitely not in control of this. And if he was… Then he’s a monster more diabolically Evil than the one described in the bible.
    Toss your dissonance aside and think about what you are saying, believing.
    Then… simply pray for the people of paris, France and the world.


    1. God is always in control. He always has been. Just because he allows evil people to do evil things does nothing to diminish God’s presence. With that said, I struggle with the question of “Why?” just like most everyone else does. You are correct, though, the people of Paris really just need our prayers right now,


      1. If you believe God is in control, like a good calvinist, consider islam also has the same deterministic idea of God’s control. How do you avoid His responsibility for what happened if as you say He is in control?
        How can you avoid being just as deluded as they were who did this?


      2. I am not a Calvinist. I am a Christian. And it sounds like your problem isn’t so much with me as with God. And that’s okay. I’m not a threat to you or to anyone else. After all, I don’t advocate violence, only peace.


      3. You don’t even know me. But that’s the problem with online discourse. We seem to know so much about the people we insult but really we don’t know much of anything. Good day to you.


      4. And your comment that I had a problem with god, not an insult? Cuts both ways. You don’t know me either. This is not personal. Stop trying to pass it off as such. What I wrote was a comparison and a conclusion of the two positions. Not a personal attack. Don’t use your idea that it was to keep you from truly thinking.


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