Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thank engineering!

Survive a car crash? Was it God? Billy Graham has his opinion, but does it really make any sense?
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I escaped with only minor injuries from a bad car wreck a few months ago. Did God have something to do with this, like one of my friends says, or was I just lucky? I’ve never thought about questions like this before. — S.B.
SB doesn't mention how bad the accident actually was. I've heard people refer to fender-benders and bad, so we can't really say for sure how lucky he was. But since God and miracles are yet to be proven to be real things, all signs point to luck.
DEAR S.B.: Your friend is right; you weren’t “just lucky,” but God was watching over you and taking care of you. The Bible says, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life” (Psalm 138:7).
Actually, if it was a serious accident and SB walked away without but a scratch, I'd thank the engineers that designed the car rather than an unproven deity.
The real question, however, is this: Why did God spare your life? Was it simply so you could go on living the same way you always have? I’m afraid many people in your situation end up doing exactly that, but I pray this won’t be true of you. God spared you for a purpose, and the most important thing you can do is to seek that purpose and dedicate your life to it.

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The 'why did he save you' question is a good one. Why does he supposedly save some people and not others? If SB's accident was serious and he hit another car, the occupants of that car may have been badly hurt or killed. In what world would a loving god save SB but not a mother and her child? And what about the kids that die of starvation every day? God doesn't help them, yet there are believers that think God helps them find a parking spot...
In other words, what is God trying to teach you through this experience?
The only two lessons I can see is that God is terribly unfair and monstrous, or that he just likes SB better than everyone else. One reflects the horror that is the Bible, and the other is an unlikely ego inflator.
What does he want to do in your life?
What about what Zeus, Odin, or Ra has planned for his life?
First, he wants you to realize that he loves you and has a plan for your life.
He plans to put you and your life in danger to make a point? Why hurt or kill others yet spare you when he could spare all and come to the same ends? Sounds like he's a terrible planner.
You aren’t here by chance, nor are you here just to live for yourself without any thought of God. God made you, and life’s greatest joy comes from knowing him and living for him every day.
Prove that's actually true, and then we can talk...


-Brain Hulk

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