Ask Jonathots… July 21st, 2016

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Last year my friend’s fiancé drowned in a flood. He is very bitter and blames God. What can I say to him?

Before we discuss what you can say to him, let me ask you a question: is it possible that this fiance would have drowned in a flood if there were no God?

In other words, are there floods on Earth? Does water rise? Do people find themselves caught in odd circumstances? And does water filling the lungs kill a person?

The question that’s actually being posed is, “Should God intervene in every situation to eliminate death and destruction?”

And if He were to do that, how would He determine when it was time for someone to actually pass on? In other words, if there were no bad things that happened in life, would there be good things that happen, or just sameness?

We appreciate blessing because we’re fully aware of the possibility of difficulty.

We appreciate our loved ones because we know we’re mortal and susceptible to termination.

So if there were no God, how could one get rid of humans from Earth to make room for more humans? Would we be satisfied with that system, or decry it for its unfairness?

God had an important decision: How could He create a Natural Order which could be studied, but also does its best to keep things even so that the rain and the sunshine “fall on the just and the unjust?”

And after developing this system, was God willing to take the criticism from those who presently feel cheated, and receive too much praise from the ones who are overly confident?

  • Equity.
  • Fairness.
  • Justice.

The best thing God could offer was a clear statement to humanity–study the face of the sky and learn the ways of Nature.

Case in point: I was heading out on tour this year to California when I realized that the weather patterns were forbidding such a maneuver. I changed my itinerary. I based that decision on what I knew about El Nino, and how I have seen it work in the past. I ended up not being caught up in floods and blizzards, but instead, continuing my work unabated.

I used the greatest blessing–it’s called knowledge.

So what do you say to your friend?

I don’t know.

I don’t know what he can hear.

Sometimes it’s just better to hug people until they get their wits about them again.

 

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3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Thank you for clearing things up.

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  2. I think most of us are reasonably at peace with death ending our life at some point, but it is the apparent unfairness of being taken at a young age that confounds us…no good parent would allow their child to die under unusual circumstances if he/she had the power to stop it…does God and mother nature have powers that the other cannot or will not control?

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    • Absolutely. As spoken to Noah, “There will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.” There is a card which God pulls from time to time, called grace, but that is at His discretion. So we learn Mother Nature and in doing so we honor God. We honor God, and Nature has a tendency to provide us with what seems to be “better luck.” Nice hearing from you. Jonathan

      On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 1:42 PM, Jonathots Daily Blog wrote:

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