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RE: This chapter may be impossible - nats - 05-24-2018, 09:33 PM
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The concept of spiritual warfare has really helped us process what happened to us as well as the question of why bad things happen in general I disagree with cammy in a since because Hell will actually be worse.

However, I think earth is behind enemy lines in the biggest and longest war ever. The war started in Heaven when some angels rebelled and tried to take over. That group lost the first battle and were kicked out of Heaven and exiled to Earth. They regrouped and tricked the first people into joining in the war on the enemies side.

So now, Earth is a war zone where God’s will doesn’t always happen. If it did, there would be no reason to pray that God’s will be done. Although God could force his will on humanity he chose not to in order that we might have free will and not be robots.

The idea that maybe God isn’t in absolute control of everything that happens has been very helpful for us. We used to wonder why God gave us ( through adoption) to our foo. Why would God want us to have a “dad” who hated us? And a mom who was seemingly clueless about parenting a disabled child and who was too afraid of what people would think of herb to tell any “expert” no or otherwise challenge the opinions of the so-called experts.

We now think maybe this foo wasn’t the family God intended for us. Maybe the adoption came about because someone ignored his instructions or because of enemy interference. Maybe I was supposed to stay with my birth foo and they just didn’t have enough faith that the Lord would supply what they needed to take care of me. Or maybe I was supposed to be adopted by a different foo and whoever makes the final decision didn’t ask God whether this family was the one or the best one

Since Earth is a war zone, that answers the question of why tragedies happen because bad things always happen in a war. So, instead of why, I now focus on the question of “when”...

When will the war end? When will the trouble starters be sent to a place where they can only make trouble for each other? When will God start over and rebuild creation back to what it was supposed to be?

By the way, warfare also gives us an answer to why good things happen to evil people. Simply put, the enemy has a limited ability to reward those on their side ( although the rewards can be long term they won’t be permanent but they might appear to be so).

Proof of this ability is that when Christ was tempted he was offered rewards if only he would switch sides.

A few books and a video that has helped us make sense of things ( in order of most CHR to least)

Naked before God by Bill Williams ( has Chr and med content because the main character has CF)

The Green Ember series by SD Smith an allegory with anthropomorphic rabbits and wolves, and bird of prey that are at war with each other. Has CHr content but it’s veiled in allegory

Video: an episode of Red dwarf called Justice World ( completely secular)
Favorite Quotes:" I didn't mean to be brave. It happened when I panicked"
-Piglet ( Winnie the Pooh)

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RE: This chapter may be impossible - nats - 05-24-2018, 09:33 PM
RE: This chapter may be impossible - Cammy - 06-21-2018, 02:13 AM
RE: This chapter may be impossible - dreamers - 04-30-2019, 10:08 PM

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