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Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People?

Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out  …from a different perspective

                                                          by Elinor Montgomery

January 11, 2010

Jeremiah was a prophet of Judah about the same time as the prophets Daniel and Ezekiel. His ministry extended over the years 627 B.C. to approximately 580 B.C. He prophesied the overthrow of Judah, which happened when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon took the people of Judah off to Babylon to become captives of the Babylonian system, a captivity that exists unto this day. The last and most powerful of the Babylonian empires, the Roman Empire, is about to raise its ugly head again in revival.

“Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?” will be our cry as destruction comes to America, just as it came to Judah. By looking back as far as 600 years B.C. we will find that Jeremiah tells us exactly why this will happen.

America is made up of two nations under God, one asking God to keep her land glorious and free and the other asking Him to bless her in what are called our national anthems – you know – those musical renditions offered now mostly at sporting events to which we have relegated our patriotism.

After all, aren’t the sports bums the ones our society has come to recognize as our heroes? If fortunate, we will have more athletic heroes like Paul Henderson, Payne Stewart and James Brown, rather than athletes like Tiger Woods, to inspire the youth of today. But you can rest assured that they will be the Tiger Woods who will receive the greatest accolades of man. The other three have stored up treasures for themselves in heaven.

Jeremiah warns of the loss of freedom for God’s people. He tells them they have been stupid beyond words to have played the harlot with Him, when He had given them a land over which He ruled. He had planted America like Israel as a noble vine and seed of the highest quality, but she turned from Him to embrace the degenerate plans of an alien vine of those who are murderers and worship other gods (see Jeremiah 2:20-22).

Israel lusted after the gods of Assyria and Egypt, the enemy-nations that terrorized her; America lusts after Islam, the religion of the enemy-nations that terrorize her. The fear of God is not in His people, so they merely respond with “No” to God, and “Yes” to the aliens they love, after whom they shall run (see Jeremiah 2:25). America’s desire is for multiculturalism and its religious gods of this world. Murder, wars and terrorism accompany these aliens and their gods when they are allowed to enter God’s land.

And still, knowing this, we can’t change stupid when we continue to rebel against God while asking, at the same time, why God allows bad things to happen to good people. Have you ever noticed how stupid academia really is? The academic’s stiff neck of rock requires much more heavenly blasting than does the bowed neck of the humble with a contrite heart.

“Surely, as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel,” says the Lord (Jeremiah 3:20). Yet, in His mercy the Lord says, “Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings (Jeremiah 3:22).” Jeremiah warns that God’s fury can come forth like fire and burn so that no one can quench it because of the evil of our doings (see Jeremiah 4:4).

Now, are we still stuck on stupid, asking why bad things happen to good people? Does God not make it clear in Scripture that none is good, no, not one? Where do you get off with calling yourself good? Surely there is someone out there whose soul is weary because of murder, who recognizes that Satan, and not God, is the author of religion and murder while God is the author of truth and life. Religious states belong to Satan but America was placed on a foundation of truth; yet God’s own house dealt treacherously with Him.

The prophet Jeremiah goes on in chapter 5 to tell us exactly what will happen. The Lord will seek a man/woman if He can find one who will execute judgment and seek the truth. That man/woman, He will pardon. As for the rest of His people in harlotry He will bring a nation from afar against them, a mighty ancient nation (Babylon), which will eat their harvest and bread. Is Islam not sitting in our midst eating the bounty God (not Allah) gave to His people?

You won’t see many, if any, Muslims sitting at the sporting events singing our national anthems. They will be the aliens in the land who, quite likely, will plant their bombs in the stadiums and the arenas, where many Americans by birthright will be killed by the immigrant Americans who remain patriotic citizens of foreign governments and nations, which terrorize America.

Do good people deserve this? It seems to me that Americans are most deserving, when they allow Islam to permeate their educational system, their courts, and even their churches. They are truly stuck on stupid and will continue to ask why bad things happen to good people. Are the so-called good people, themselves, not the fools who have opened wide the borders of their nations to allow evil to flow into this land like molten lava over their towns and cities?

Does the problem for ‘good people’ not go back to the fact we have rejected the truth for the lie, just as Adam and Eve did before us? Is Eve not the mother of all living who are doomed to die; is the Virgin Mary not the first woman to birth a Man of the Spirit of life, One worthy of being called good, destined to live after death? Only those who choose to be born again of that same Spirit of life by overcoming and rejecting the lies of Satan for the truth of God will be imputed with the goodness of that perfect Man, Jesus, which is His gift to man, a gift we do not deserve.

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “that they shall no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ And they shall dwell in their own land (Jeremiah 23:5-8).”

Never think for a minute that this righteous branch is dwelling in the land of Israel today! The U.N.-appointed nation is a melting pot for religions in which Jerusalem has become spiritually like Sodom and Egypt, where, let us not forget, our Lord was crucified (see Revelation 11:8). Like all nations of this world, ruled by religion instead of truth, the gavel is about to come down and the judgment about to fall on Israel along with all the other nations of rebellious people. The Word of God will be like fire and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces (see Jeremiah 23:29).

God is against the prophets who steal His words. Institutional Christianity is full of them, and there will be an everlasting reproach and perpetual shame upon them, which shall not be forgotten (see Jeremiah 23:30-40).

The year 1948 was a year of change for the entire world. The foundations of America radically shifted as she began a rapid journey down the slippery slope with the rest of the world toward the One World Order of government, economics and religion of the last of the Babylonian empires.

“Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp. And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years (Jeremiah 25:10-11).”

The question we might well ask is this: “Will 2010 be the beginning of the last week prophesied by Daniel (Jeremiah’s contemporary), the week this world has come to know as the seven-year-period of tribulation, leading up to the battle of Armageddon?” If so, the hands of time have reached midnight and there is no turning back from the judgment to come.

However, the words of hope ring out over the centuries and millennia from the pen of Jeremiah who declares: Therefore thus says the Lord: “If you return, then I will bring you back; you shall stand before Me; if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them. And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and deliver you,” says the Lord. “I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible (Jeremiah 15:19-21).”

Recommended viewing – “The Genius Club” starring Stephen Baldwin, a production of Cloud Ten Pictures, available in video stores and on line.

1948-The Year the End Began – Western Front Publishing – video by Hal Lindsey and Cliff Ford.