Scripture is clear about God’s wordBertha Burbeck’s letter of May 9 needs a reply. She asked the ancient question: “Where was God when … ?” (fill in the blank).
By: Kay Syvrud, Hawley, Minn.
Bertha Burbeck’s letter of May 9 needs a reply. She asked the ancient question: “Where was God when … ?” (fill in the blank).
Burbeck seems to be unaware of the power of God. A simple answer to her question is that God was and is where he has always been. He is ruling and reigning over his creation and is ever showing those who honor him his attributes of omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence.
He is present when a child is treated badly by adults; he is present in the abortion room when one of his own is being put to death. He is present everywhere at all times.
God created mankind with a free will. He did not create automatons who can only do what they are programmed to do. In creating man with a free will, God made us to make decisions – either for our good or for our detriment. God is not mocked! His sovereignty is clearly evident in all of Scripture, both Old and New Testaments.
For a scriptural description of the sovereignty of God, Burbeck and others who enjoy questioning God ought to read the book of Job beginning with Chapter 38 to the end of the book. God makes himself very clear in that Scripture. Another description of his sovereignty is in the fourth chapter of Revelation.
Since all of God’s word reflects his own view of his word, read 2 Timothy 3:16 and following.
If any Christian does not believe in the inerrancy and infallibility of God’s word, it may be futile to read it. Faith and trust in the almighty precedes believing his word.
If one does not trust God, there is no use answering that old question “Where was God when … ?”