Why Does God Let Innocent People Die?(if He Exists, That Is)


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tinga nih Profile
tinga nih answered
Hear this.. I'm not really that religious but I believe that a certain god exist.. You wont really loose anything in believing but I'm not convincing you to believe ok..?? What I do see is that when people are happy, living abundantly they forget about god.. Some even deny him.. But when a person suffers.. Its all god's fault... I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason and it is for the best. People are just so focused on negative things it bring and pointing fingers on who to blame.. Those who believe in god believe in everlasting life.. That is if you die here on earth another life awaits..
n/a n/a Profile
n/a n/a answered
My take on this is, the gods put the playing field here or set the stage. The rest is up to each one of us to do the best we can with it.
David McKelvie Profile
David McKelvie answered
We all die in the end, innocent or not
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
This something I struggled with as a Christian also. God does choose who goes and who stays. Innocent people die because of sin. People get sick because of sin. Choices we make over our lives can shorten or prolong our lives. I know that its hard to deal with death. In the past year I have lost four close family members..all of which were good people. One of which had never smoked, never drank, never done drugs or anything. We all have been given time on earth what we do with that time is up to us. If I go out and wreck my car and get killed then my time is over. If I have good health and live to be a hundred then I've lived a long life. We are all going to die sometime. Nobody lives forever unless you believe in Jesus as Gods son. If you believe in Jesus then you get eternal life. Although your earthly body dies and returns to dust your soul goes on to heaven. And let me tell you from what I've read and learned and heard Heaven is such an Awesome place that its indescribable in human words. The alternative my friend is not such a great and awesome place. Its a place of sorrow, of wailing and of sickness. And whether you choose to believe or not is up to you but I would hate for anybody not to get to experience Heaven. God doesn't let innocent people die and it hurts Him as bad as it does you for one of His children to be in pain. If you will ask Him to help you understand He will.
adtoral Profile
adtoral answered
I struggled with this as a Christian for years. Let me ask you a question. Would you want to be put in jail for the rest of your life? No right? I think of it this way 95% of the population want to have kids right? Well I believe God wanted to have children too, so he made us...right? Well being that God made us in the very beginning of time he gave us free will to make choices for ourself. How horrible of a life this would be if we all walked around like robots and God with the remote control,not giving us a chance to make our own decisions that would be like being in jail wouldn't it? So if God controlled us he would also have to control every good and bad thing that people done.People ask "why did God let that murderer kill that child?" Well that is not Gods fault that is the mans/womens fault that done it because God gave us free will to choose.A lot of us choose the good road and a lot of choose the bad road.Either way it's not Gods fault what bad happens in this world it's ours.The only way this will be a perfect world is when God takes control of every aspect of our lives and orders us around like little robots.Then when he does we'll complain about that too.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
When God created the Earth and man and woman, His plan was that we would live forever. However, through disobedience man AND woman sinned. Therefore we live now in a fallen world and have been victims of mans first sin. If one has asked forgiveness and accepted Christ as their personal Savior, then we need not fear death. We will live forever in Heaven where there is no death or suffering.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Death is much more serious to humans than it is to God.He knows what is on the other side.only a few people do. Death is only bad for the people left behind.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
According to the Bible, none of us are innocent. Jesus died on the cross for our sins and we must believe that He did so to obtain eternal life with God in Heaven. More to the point, everyone dies. Good or evil, male or female, young or old.
Ken Allaire Profile
Ken Allaire answered

Isaiah 38  In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death.  And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: For thou shalt die, and not live.  Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done good in thy sight.  And Hezekiah wept sore.

Isaiah 38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: Behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.  And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: And I will defend this city.

          Holy Almighty God, with all wisdom, understanding, and knowledge, sent his prophet Isaiah to tell the king of Israel, who has done good in the sight of God all of his life, that it was time for king Hezekiah to shed his earthly life and come to the true life, life with God (God is not the God of the dead, but of the living Mat 22:32).

          But Hezekiah, using the little wisdom we humans are given and being self-centered, as we all are, prayed against the will of God.  And in those 15 years that were added to his life, Hezekiah did evil in the sight of God (2 Chronicles 32:25).


Isaiah 51:1  The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth to heart: And merciful men taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

          Holy Unlimited God will take the merciful and righteous from the evil that is to come; just as he was about to do with Hezekiah when Hezekiah prayed against the will of God.  (God knows the past and the future).

In Hezekiah’s time he trusted the prophets for God’s wisdom (in this case he didn’t listen to that wisdom), but today we would all pray the same way, IF we do not seek the wisdom of God through Jesus, the Bible (today we all have access to the Bible, printed, verbal, TV, etc.), and follow that wisdom.

Don’t try to second guess God and say, well I think he should spare this one, or not spare this one.

          We only have a very tiny picture of our part of God’s beautiful, amazing creation, whereas Holy Unlimited God has the whole picture.

          Thank God for our Daily Bread, that is the Holy Living Word, that is the broken body of our Holy Lord Jesus Christ.  And ask, in the name of Jesus, each day that He increase your wisdom and understanding as you seek His wisdom, His righteousness (His will), and His ways.

Praise the Lord Jesus Christ
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I used to seriously ask that question over and over again to people who were religious. Their answers were always repeated tape-recorder style and were usually irrelevant to what I said; also none were logical...
Hey, maybe God is an evil god and not a good one? That would explain the innocent people dying part; he could take pleasure in watching misfortunes--kinda like the people who take pleasure in watching Jerry Springer or Cheaters--and that's why he doesn't get involved.
I'd rather think there's nothing out there. Seems a bit more optimistic, wouldn't you think?
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joe mott
joe mott commented
God doesnt always let innocent people die. People come back from the dead all the time. God heals people from all kinds of diseases. BUT God doesnt always intervene/interfere with our lives. Sometimes he makes us deal with the consequences of our actions and sometimes he intervenes. He would be a bad father if He never let us learn from our mistakes and always rescued us.
Anonymous commented
AFTER a terrible battle in one war-torn land, the thousands of civilian women and children who had been killed were buried in a mass grave surrounded by markers. Each marker bore this inscription: “Why?” Sometimes that is the most painful question of all. People ask it sadly when war, disaster, disease, or crime takes their innocent loved ones, destroys their home, or brings them untold suffering in other ways. They want to know why such tragedies befall them.
2 Why does God allow suffering?
6 Do you know why people make the mistake of blaming God for all the suffering in the world? In many cases, they blame Almighty God because they think that he is the real ruler of this world. They do not know a simple but important truth that the Bible teaches. You learned that truth in Chapter 3 of this book. The real ruler of this world is Satan the Devil.
7 The Bible clearly states: “The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.” (1 John 5:19) When you think about it, does that not make sense? This world reflects the personality of the invisible spirit creature who is “misleading the entire inhabited earth.” (Revelation 12:9) Satan is hateful, deceptive, and cruel. So the world, under his influence, is full of hatred, deceit, and cruelty. That is one reason why there is so much suffering. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102005141?q=why+does+God+allow+suffering&p=par
Selie Visa Profile
Selie Visa answered
Through the disobedience of Adam sin entered man. Our relation with God was severed. Besides this we commit sins too. We are sinners living in a fallen world. Hunger and poverty, wars and strife, sickness and death, natural disasters... Will always be there with us. You don't have to be a Bible scholar to know that something is wrong. We have so many problems. But sin is our greatest problem. And because of sin death will come sooner or later. Worst than physical dead is spiritual dead... Separation from God. But Jesus died to pay the penalty of our sins. And by grace through faith in Him we can have eternal life.... Re-united with God.
Emmanuel N Profile
Emmanuel N answered

To this day with so much of atheistic "noise" around there was not a single conclusive proof that God does not exists.

Make no mistake, Darrin's evolution is a form of religion.

To look for ANY TRUE information about God in this world one must only seek that information only from among God's Chosen People - the nation of Israel (aka jews). And NOT from some secular, reform, jewish-missionary, christian or muslim sources but only from the nation of Israel that give most of their time to learning about God and his laws from Torah (aka bible) and Talmud IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGE - HEBREW.

Here are just some it. It's a rather long list and will probably take more than a day to watch but, believe me it worth it.  I will ask you to stick to the order and not to skip:

Dark matter: The matter we can't see:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=HneiEA1B8ks&feature=share&li

Science v's God : Its The Collapse Of Physics As We Know it:  youtu.be/wHHz4mB9GKY

Atheism: Why People Don't Believe In God:  youtu.be/DN53Txg-xhk

Scientific Proof about Genetics and Evolution:  youtu.be/RoKwxmt4oq0

Chemical Evolution and The Miller Experiment:  youtu.be/bN1_4mMI-oU

Voor intelligente mensen:  youtu.be/RjR0MSL8nlM

Bombardeerkever:  youtu.be/5CCjYpqbl7A

Go-d ONLY, Spoke directly to the JEWISH NATION:  youtu.be/-fjRFOej_ss

Scientific Proof of God:  youtu.be/LzetqYev_AI

Age of the Universe:  Youtube.com/watch?v=XQlxrZcy0ps&feature=share&list=UUh_2ecjyuu3V-i_taoMhHAA 

Even "Jesus" left the Church:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qazwy3cQMp8&feature=share&li

Torah And Science Part 2:  youtu.be/F-KnypPSOYU

Hebrew/Torah is FRACTAL: The DNA of Creation - Rabbi Mordechai Kraft:  youtu.be/76onHqQSAtI

Debate Jewish rabbi vs Minister Christian:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDbOCKdSIR8

3 Exselent presentation by Kent Hovind... Alost all info here is correct:

100 Reasons Why Evolution is So Stupid:  youtu.be/Up-0E4Qetfg

Kent Hovind - Topical - More Reasons Why Evolution is Stupid:  youtu.be/CbqNIbjcv_w

Hugh Ross vs Kent Hovind - How Old Is The Earth?:  youtu.be/qNV6XYpX_XQ

The Wisdom In Your Cells:  youtu.be/VC_acwviSiA

Atheism: Why People Don't Believe In God:  youtu.be/DN53Txg-xhk

The 7 laws of the Gentiles and more:  youtu.be/n0_tgO5Drb8

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi - What God Wants From Us:  youtu.be/ZIg5icMRQiE

Rabbi Yossi Mizrachi:




Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein


Rabbi Mordechai Aderet


Rabbi Daniel Cohen


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Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
That is the worst (in several ways) answer to a question I have seen here for a long time.
Witness Worker Profile
Witness Worker answered

With so many bad things happening today, your question is one that so many people ask themselves today as well.  To get a good understanding of what God wants from us we have several things we have to consider.  One, being what was God's original purpose for mankind and the earth? Two, has God's purpose changed? Three, who else is involved in the activities of mankind, and finally what is God going to do about it?  If you look in the book of Genesis, God created this beautiful paradise, then he created man in his image and placed him and the woman which was created from and for the man, into this paradise and gave them the command to become many and fill the earth.  Also the command not to eat from a certain tree.  We know the broke that law because of being deceived by the evil angel who became Satan the devil, and was sentenced to death, as well as all of their offspring.  So did God's purpose change?  No, because God said their would be a seed that would be bruised in the heel for mankind to restore that good relationship with God, perfect life for perfect life.  That seed being Jesus Christ.  So who else is involved, well again that would be Satan the devil, if you read the account of Job, Satan approached God and said that Job would not serve him if he would take the hedge or protection away from Job, God allowed Satan to test Job's faith.  But Job remained faithful and was rewarded in the end, but all the while Job did not know that Satan was behind all of his trials, he thought that it was God, but still remained faithful.  So we see that God is not behind the death of innocent people, but if we remain faithful He will fix all the problems of mankind.  The scripture at Ecclesiastes 9:11 says in part, unforeseen occurrence befall them all.  So we can look forward to a time when God will remove all death and wickedness from the earth and restore it back to the paradise that He intended for it to be.

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Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
You'd think he'd have started work earlier....
Cheyenne Saunders
We are all given the chance to accept and learn God's word, it is up to each of us as an individual to accept it or not. The story of Job is a good example provided that you understand the reasons that God must allow Satan to have such a large part in what is going on in this world that we are living in today. God did give us free will and we are suppose to have freedom of speech. I do respect what others believe and feel which I guess is one reason that I do not like to discuss religion, politics and what our government .......... Anyway, I do look forward to the time that we all are happy and no one has to have pain anymore. Truly I am not a nut, I just have a totally new prospective on many things since I started studying the Bible. I have also learned that many things that I thought to be true are not and vice versa.
Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
If reading the Bible works for you, that is good. (That doesn't mean that the analysis in your comment is anything other than twaddle, sorry.)
trht uuiyuii Profile
trht uuiyuii answered
There are no gods, but christians say that adam ate an apple so god had to create diseases and there is free will to get around the fact if there was a god it would have had to let bad things happen.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
He gave life he can take it away if he wants.
Really your mind cannot comprehend or understand god.
God is beyond knowledge and imagination!
I be contemplating on this stuff to real deep sometimes I would think this life is a sims game to god just playing us.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
God doesn't cause people to die.  He takes their deaths and makes good from then.  Yes, he exists.  Everybody dies, but not everyone lives.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Who is innocent? We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The wages of sin is death.
Thats what the bible says so we are all sinners and no human is innocent but only Jesus who never sinned.
Ri Tam Profile
Ri Tam answered
Well, to start off with greentree, look at the evidence of Gods existence all around us.  How do you explain how birds can fly or man and women having 10 fingers and 10 toes or how humans have the same elements that are found in the dust of the earth.  Gods creation is the best example that He exists.  Check out this website; www.thewayofthemaster.com.  Kirk and Ray can explain it more clear than I.  Second greentree, none of us are innocent.  I go back to Romans 3:9-18, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12-21.  Greentree, if you do not believe in God than you probably have a hard time grasping Gods Word.  I tell you what, get a bible (preferably KJV or older) and read Romans.  If KJV is hard to understand, maybe a New American Standard Version and see what you come up with.  To me, the Word of God is the Absolute Truth and there is no other.  You will see that God may open your eyes to the understanding of Gods Word.   
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Anonymous commented
That website is probably the most disgusting thing i've ever seen.

God does not exist, i will certainly waste no time in reading such books.
Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
Everyone who has been unable to understand the world around them has postulated the existence of a supreme being, as a lazier way to explain it. I agree with the previous commenter about that disgraceful website - God is supposed to be love, not hate.
lily mikel
lily mikel commented
That website is gross, wow.

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