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When The Saints Of First Baptist Church
Were Murdered, God Was Answering
Their Prayers

The Federalist, by Hans Fiene

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 11/7/2017 12:15:44 AM

“Prayers don’t work. We need legislation.” This has been many secular progressives’ mantra in response to recent mass shootings in America. On Sunday, after a gunman murdered more than 20 people during a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, some of them found proof of the powerlessness of prayer. (Snip) But for those familiar with the Bible’s promises concerning prayer and violence, nothing could be further from the truth. When those saints of First Baptist Church were murdered yesterday, God wasn’t ignoring their prayers. He was answering them. “Deliver us from evil.” Millions of Christians throughout the world pray these words

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"So we say with confidence, ´The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?´" — Hebrews 13:6

As one pastor said, "The worst that man can do is to send me home to my Lord."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq, 11/7/2017 5:53:10 AM     (No. 11444191)

I cannot completely agree with him. It is true that a Christian is ushered to heaven at death. And in some unfathomable way, God allowed this evil to happen. But it is very hard to accept murder as part of "God´s will". I struggle with that. Orphaned children, widowed spouses certainly don´t appear to be the will of a loving God. The ball was dropped big time when the shooter was allowed to acquire guns; never should have happened, laws were already in place...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 11/7/2017 6:08:48 AM     (No. 11444195)

I understand, #1. I continue to wrestle with the Old Testament story of Job.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy, 11/7/2017 8:08:45 AM     (No. 11444298)

The concerns fail at the point where God is to blame for this evil by allowing it.

As OP stated in Hebrews 13:6 we need not be afraid for the future of God´s people is secure in His house. To fill out the drama, God must let it play out to the end to prove to the universe and mankind the evil of defying God´s law.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 11/7/2017 8:09:24 AM     (No. 11444299)

This article DOES help put in perspective how flawed and imperfect this evil world is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Throwback, 11/7/2017 8:19:42 AM     (No. 11444312)

The saved are taken to a place where the World is no longer their concern. They are with The Lord forever.

It is the task of the living to trust that is the case. It´s called faith.

Atheists and the lost will never get it. You are not bulletproof because you believe. You accept that it does not matter in the end.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: darling, 11/7/2017 8:31:05 AM     (No. 11444327)

God gives us free will. We can choose to do good or evil. We can accept His free gift of grace or openly reject it. This man chose evil.

I still believe in divine intervention in certain cases but I do not believe that God micromanages. Perhaps the only way I can reconcile my faith in a world with so much evil is to believe God would say this to anyone: "I gave you life, now you choose how to live it."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: abuela10, 11/7/2017 8:43:58 AM     (No. 11444344)

If you read the Book of Wisdom, God says He did not create death. We were meant to live forever. Satan caused our death. Guess who loves Satan-Evil.

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