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Does God protect anyone?

Discussion in 'Culture & Religion' started by Jason76, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. rz3300

    rz3300 Active Member

    Aug 23, 2016
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    Well that is a pretty loaded question for a pretty dull Monday morning, but I guess it is something that is always worth asking. I am not the most religious person that there is out there, but I know that I might return to it more later in life.
  2. grumpy

    grumpy Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2016
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    When I think about God as a protector, I want someone who will shield me from the hardships of life. I want him to protect me and my family from disease and things like cancer, I want him to protect my car when I travel, I want him to protect my wife at all times and the list could go on. It’s tempting to read the verses in the Bible of God as a protector with a kind of absolute interpretation—applying these verses to myself directly as true for all times and places. If I read about God as a shield, I want him to be a shield in all situations.

    But does God protect us in every situation? In one sense, we’ll never know how many times God actually protected us. However, in a world with free will to make our own choices, we can’t get around the fact that hardships await us— Jesus promised us as much. However, he has a perfect will for us and that includes different kinds of protection.
  3. Gnostic Christian Bishop

    Gnostic Christian Bishop Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2013
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    Any God worthy of that title would be a servant to man and would not expect or need for mankind to serve him. That is the moral thing to do.

    If God is not here working for and serving us, then that is a good moral argument for his non-existence.


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