- 12 months ago
- Wedding: June 2019
tiffanybruiser : Why would God get blamed for a flood? And I never said Satan has MORE power. Just that sin and goodness have EQUAL control over us, which is why there is so much evil in the world today, because evil is easy and tempting. Even little evils, like lying, or bigger evils, like cheating on your husband – it’s tempting, but very real, and has real consequences.
Remember the movie Bruce Almighty? When God says Bruce can do anything EXCEPT mess with free will? It’s exactly like that. We have free will. Free will is “free” because it is always able to switch back and forth between Satan and God – and God doesn’t control it. He doesn’t WANT to, because he doesn’t want us to be puppets. He wants us to love him because we want to, not because we have to.
Why must we blame ANYONE for a flood? Floods happen. They’re not an effect of evil, they’re an effect of nature. The Northeast is getting pounded at the very second and a town nearby called Marathon is flooded in feet of water. Why must we blame someone? And especially God, who, like, seriously, isn’t just sitting there laughing at us as we flounder in water. Does anyone really, seriously believe he’s doing that?
Take your one survivor in a flood. We would call that a miracle, not because God pointed at that one particular person and said “YO PEEPS I WANT HIM TO LIVE AND NO ONE ELSE” – we call it a miracle because nature is fkn scary and he managed to survive, on his own, just because he was 2 seconds from being killed by a huge wave. That’s a miracle, not because God wanted him to live and no one else, but because he surpassed nature at incredible odds.