Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
With the recent attack on the church in Texas, we mourn for our fellow Christians who lost there lives to the senseless evil of this world. Often when events like this happen, many questions about our faith begin. Where was God during this? Was this really Gods plan for their lives?
Many people like to blame God during these events, but the truth is we have “free will” and evil that happens in this world is a result of people doing evil. If God intervened and controlled every situation on Earth, then we wouldn’t really be free. We would be robots or God would be a dictator. But God loves us enough to allow us to make free decisions, but all choices have consequences.
The answer is simple, if we want evil to stop happening in the world, then people need to stop doing evil. The fact is people have lost the “Fear of God” and have no accountability or respect anymore. This is what happens when you want to make an “Atheist” or “Godless” nation. If there is no God anymore, there is no morals or accountability anymore, and you’ll most likely see more of these evil acts continue.
As for my fellow Christians, we can take comfort in the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He told us they may be able to kill our bodies but they can’t take our soul. Our souls belong to God, and as the Body of Christ, we can live in peace and hope knowing nobody can take our soul in Jesus Name Amen