Atheist mocks God’s authority and dominion over His creation within the Realm of Time. Let’s discuss that.
Atheist, Mark D., asked: “Why should Christians praise God when 30,000 children die from preventable diseases and malnutrition every day?”
Response to the Atheist…
Mark, as I have commented to your previous defenses of your father, Satan; understand, our Creator, Jesus Christ (John 1), provided our first Earthly father, Adam, with a Covenant of sustenance/provision that was predicated upon one requirement, obedience i.e. do not compromise with evil (Genesis 2:8-17).
Why does mankind suffer death?
Unfortunately, Adam opted to ingratiate his flesh at the behest of his wife as opposed to honoring our Creator through obedience; therefore, upon Adam’s rejection of God’s Covenant, God, Who cannot lie (Numbers 23:19) honored the warning of judgment for disobedience as given to Adam i.e. spiritual death and physiological death ultimately resulting in a curse upon the human genome (progressive genomic malformations), a curse upon Lucifer and all of Nature (Genesis 3:14-19; Romans 8:19-23; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 15:22).
The Curse upon Adam also created a fracturing/chasm between God and mankind due to man’s spiritual death from The Fall resulting in a sinful-nature that manifests in a propensity to dishonor God through rebellion, narcissism, pride, arrogance, aberrant sensuality i.e. SIN. For these reasons, God gave man over to pursue the lust of his flesh and live life in accordance with unfettered free will and in conjunction with man’s disobedience, our Creator annulled His Covenant of Provision and Sustenance entered into with Adam before Adam’s rejection of same through disobedience; therefore, disease – suffering – pain – sorrow – aberrant lust – jealousy – pride – hate – murder, spiritual and physiological death, entered into the World through the corruption of the human genome and the spiritual death of mankind.
Death of children?
Mark, this is why thousands-and-thousands of men, women and children die in their body daily and why thousands of babies are murdered in the womb of their mommy daily via abortion; this is why certain men and women choose to engage in homosexuality-lesbianism; this is why the naive and unfaithful compromise with Darwin and this why you have a propensity to war against God in your atheism – because you are spiritually dead (Ephesians 2:1; 2:13) and you follow the spirit of disobedience that has consumed your life and blinded your mind i.e. Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4). For this reason, God allows mankind to continue in his disobedience and God has told us that “many” will die in their sin and die the “second death” in Hell because they have “chosen” a life of rebellion to God’s Truth in Jesus Christ as Lord (Matthew 7:13-14; Romans 1:18-32).
What is God’s Plan for mankind in Time?
Therefore, God the Father is currently active within the Realm of Time NOT to heal and redeem this lost, sick, decaying, dying World that is passing-away with every second of the clock and will be consumed as by fire (2 Peter 3:10; Hebrews 13:14), but God is defeating the works of Satan in Time and concurrently searching to-and-fro for a faithful and obedient people who desire to know Him, love Him, honor Him as the King of Kings and Lord of Lord’s and serve Him faithfully in His Kingdom forever subsequent to death of the body in Time (2 Chronicles 16:9; Revelation 1:6; 5:10; John 14:3).
Mark, mankind has chosen to reject God’s provision and protection; therefore, mankind is reaping what mankind has sown (Galatians 6:7-8). So then, Mark, don’t blame God for what mankind has brought upon himself through disobedience and don’t blame God for His faithfulness to His written word, His promises, seeing that our God is Holy, Just, Righteous, Truthful and He will do just as He has promised (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
Conclusion – What about those children?
In closing, Mark, I want you to remember that God has deemed that where there is no Law there is no culpability (Romans 4:13; 5:15) therefore, every child who passes from life in the body via death to life in the spirit having NOT attained an age of reason/accountability, these children are forever secure in my Lord (Matthew 18:3; 2 Samuel 12:23) and at the moment of their last exhalation in Time they are instantaneously translated into the presence of our Creator in their disembodied spirit, fully conscious, fully aware, free of pain-suffering (Revelation 21:4), awaiting the glorious resurrection of a new body fashioned like that of my Lord Jesus Christ (perfection) subsequent to His resurrection (2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 3:21; Matthew 19:14).
So then, Mark, as opposed to questioning Christians and their loyalty to Jesus Christ, why not study the Scriptures and perhaps find Truth and Life in Jesus Christ as Lord as opposed to dying in your sin and dying in Hell without knowledge; at least make an informed decision about your Eternal destiny before the Age of Grace ends for you at death (2 Timothy 2:15; John 3:16)?
It is written…
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” Titus 2:11-14 (NASB)
Rickey D. Holtsclaw