When I mentioned to a friend that I was doing a category on this website called The Cruelty, her head snapped towards me and she asked what I meant. I told her quite simply, that this section would contain articles and teachings about the cruelties and lies in the world that the Devil is responsible for, but God gets all the blame.
Some of the cruelties that quickly come quickly to mind are:
- • Aids is here to punish Homosexuals
- • Katrina was God’s judgement on New Orleans
- • If you don’t except Christ, you will burn in hell for ever
- • You’re sick because God is teaching you something
- • You lost your child because God knew you could handle it
- • They died because God wanted to bring them home
Someone once told me that the Devil will give you a lake of truth to hide a drop of error. I have no doubt that is true. It is also true that someday there will be a judgement.
Romans 14:11,12 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
But that judgment day is not now. Today is the day of man’s judgement, not God’s. And when God does judge, He certainly will not judge with a disease. As for Katrina, it was just a matter of time, with or without God. And that lie about burning in hell for eternity is so very cruel to God and His heart for man. John 3:16 says the choice we all make is between life and death, not eternal life and eternal punishment. And as for death being used to bring God’s people home, death is an enemy as stated in 1 Corinthians 15:26. And God doesn’t sleep with the enemy. Sickness is death in part. Death and sickness can’t be of God, ever, under any circumstance.
The Devil, who is the god of this world, has many, many people angry at the true God. Others are simply confused. They want to believe God is good, but that is hard to do when they are told the pain and injustice of the world are of God’s designs. My mom told me a lie when I was a young teen. She didn’t do it maliciously, it is what she had been taught. But because of that lie, I blamed God and judged him evil, and callused, and someone to be despised. A decade passed before someone open a bible and showed me how I had been deceived.
As I build this website The Cruelty section will expose some of the lies told. Lies that affected me personally and lies that are still breeding pain, resentment and confusion in those I love. I hope to someday see them healed and all their questions answered.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
May God open our eyes and expand our hearts.
The Cruelty Index: