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Where Was God?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Thousand Hills, May 31, 2013.

  1. Thousand Hills

    Thousand Hills Active Member

    Oct 3, 2010
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  2. Iconoclast

    Iconoclast Well-Known Member
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    Mar 25, 2010
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    Good post and answer to the obvious questions about where is God when evil takes place.God is always on the throne,even When Jesus was hanging on the cross!
    I think this is what we are to come away with...the heart of these thoughts -
    1. God was reigning from his throne to do his sovereign will.

    “Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.” (Psalm 115:3)
    “He works all things according to the counsel of his will.” (Ephesians 1:11)

    2. God was reigning from his throne to prevent much sin and harm in the world.

    “God said to [Abimelech, the king of Gerar], it was I who kept you from sinning against me. Therefore I did not let you touch her.” (Genesis 20:6)
    “You know what is restraining [the man of lawlessness] now.” (2 Thessalonians 2:6)

    3. God was reigning from his throne to give a witness to his goodness and his patience.

    “God did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” (Acts 14:17)

    4. God was reigning from his throne to summon the world to repentance.

    “Do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4)
  3. IAMWEAK_2007

    IAMWEAK_2007 New Member

    Oct 9, 2007
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    There is this preacher I used to watched his preaching and asked himself what word you can describe God? He said "Always", and it changes many things on myself, when you asked where is God on those all good and bad times, the answer will always be, "Always", God is always.

    Just writing this reply, I had watched a video on my facebook, a toddler accidentally fell on a pool a helpless life in your eyes, but I saw how that baby managed to swim and lay flat with his back on the water, I think that baby will have a better chance of survival than an adult. Do you think it's a skill? For me no other word can explain but God is always, even to the most worst situation you could ever imagine. God is always.
  4. Bob Alkire

    Bob Alkire New Member

    Mar 23, 2001
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    Sounds good to me, God always was and always will be and is here always.