Dating death summary
” The pervasiveness of suffering is possibly the most effective tool that atheists use to attack the Bible’s picture of a ‘loving God’.Atheists make what appears to be a reasonable complaint: “If God is loving and all-powerful, then why doesn’t He use His power to stop the evil, suffering, pain, and death?Reading about past wars or visiting memorials like the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., inevitably raises the same question, “How can there be a loving God controlling the universe in the light of such death and suffering?These tragedies were really just a drop in the bucket compared to the of people who have died.And all the seven billion people on earth today will die one day, barring a miracle.When told that there is a God of love who made the world, embittered people often reply: “I don’t see any God of love. A beneficent designer might—you’d idealistically think—seek to minimize suffering. She is neither against suffering, nor for it, Nature is not interested in suffering one way or another unless it affects the survival of the DNA.It is easy to imagine a gene that, say, tranquillises gazelles when they are about to suffer a killing bite.
We can think of Helen Keller, who lost the senses of both hearing and sight when she was a baby, and Joni Eareckson-Tada who was paralyzed from the neck down when she was a teenager.” Sadly, most people—even Christians—have no ready answer to the question of death and suffering in the world.Believing that the world is millions or billions of years old, they have a difficult time explaining the purpose behind the apparent cruelty that they see.But physical immortality, then would he not take this chance, and wouldn’t his friends and family want him to?And if we demand that God prevents all deaths of, say, children, then why draw the line there? Consider also, all the deaths from those man-made atrocities and natural disasters were really hastening something inevitable.