If God is real, why is he helping celebrities get famous but letting all those people in Africa starve? Why would he claim to be a loving God and then create so many hurricanes and tsunamis? Why would he create drugs or alcohol or let children die?

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Manana Anon Profile
Manana Anon answered

God hasn't left us! He isn't the one creating the drugs, starvation and famous people. Remember in the beginning when God gave Adam and Eve a choice to disobey him and eat the fruit or obey and not eat of it. This is free will. God gave us choices, He doesn't control how everyone acts. 

He gave us a goal, to go to Heaven, and we must use our free will in a good way to get there. If we pray to Him, He will guide us and help us along the way. But some people make choices that affect others. God didn't make them do it. Welcome to the World

Cyber Tooth Tiger Profile

I really believe God sent his son, Jesus to die for our sins. I believe we will never live life of happiness, there will always be lots of sorrow. I do somewhat  agree with you, why is all the rich living happy lives - but if you notice their lives aren't that happy. Look at Michael Jackson died possible drug related. Miley Cyrus is going the road of destruction too ..It's really hard to say. I don't know I wish I had a clear answer to give you .

Alex Beierle Profile
Alex Beierle answered

Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

The Bible says that God wishes for everyone to come to Him, repent and live our lives for Him and His desires instead of our own.  That is the only way to inherit eternal life.  Suffering for ~80 years on this planet in exchange for unimaginable paradise with Him for eternity isn't even comparable!  While it's true that God does allow bad things to happen to everyone, He does so for our own good, and for a greater purpose than we can see. 

Yes, the most manipulative and backstabbing people become rich, but "what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?" (Matthew 16:26)  They gain wealth and fame for their short lifetime here, but they forfeit eternal life with God. 

God is love and wants everyone to come to Him, but He will NOT force anyone.  We have to choose what road to take.  The road to life is the most difficult of all, and the road to hell is the easiest. There is one way to heaven and a million ways to hell.  "Today is the day of salvation.  Choose this day who you will serve".

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Perspective--- the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance.

In order to answer your question, we would need to have God's perspective on His creation.

We are unlikely to achieve that perspective while confined to this mode of existence.

If the answer is not immediately understandable to us when we are with God in Heaven, I'm sure He will be willing to explain.

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