I began to examine the bible to find out why, if god wants to do something for humanity. He cannot except somebody asks him. I found the answer through the study of God’s word.
You see, though some people have built up “spiritual air castles” that God is running everything in this world, He is not.
During the Vietnam war a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist began one column by stating that he was not a Christian. He said he was not an atheist because the atheist says there is no God.
“I suppose you would classify me as agnostic.” he wrote. “The agnostic says there maybe a God, but if there is, I don’t know it.
Actually, I am prone to believe there is a supreme Being. I do not believe that everything here just happened. I believe there is a creator somewhere.
“But I have never read the Bible. i do not attend church. One reason I don’t is that what the Christians say about God doesn’t agree with what I think a Creator should be, nor with with what I can see of Him in nature.
Even the ministers say . ‘God has everything under control. He’s running everything.’
“Well, if He is, He sure has things in a mess. People are killing each other. Little children are dying. Little children are hungry. Women are suffering. There are wars everywhere.
If God has everything under control, do you mean God is running those wars?”
Even an unregenerate columnist knew that wasn’t right.
God is not ruling this world. He is not ruling on the earth.
Thank God, He will one day !
But right now His will is not being carried out on the earth, except in the lives of those who surrender to Him.
That is easy to see if you will accept what the Bible says. The Bible says that God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance ( 2 Peter 3:9. It is obvious that His will concerning the salvation of all men is not being carried out.
……. to be continued