In Answer to CNN's question- "Where was God in Aurora?"

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Real Estate Services with Homes and Land of Lancaster County

This will be a quick answer and I don't intend to be glib. God was simply not invited. In 1947 the Supreme Court reversed course of the previous 150 years of rulings and ruled basically that church and state should be separate. It's not in our constitution but when they married the 14th amendment with the 1st amendment, which by the way was 1st for a good reason, we got a reverse course of action that opened the door to many more rulings that just left God out of public life. We are  were, a country set up on Biblical ideals.

So this being a public event at the movie theatre, God was simply not invited and in fact was prohibited from being there. What I mean is over a long period of time Americans have demanded to keep God in a box at churches on Sundays only and this is simply a result of that policy. Then suddenly the news media questions why God wasn't there? We can't have it both ways... having our cake and eating it too. It just doesn't work like that.

If you listen to many of the victims speak out, you hear those who were praying and then in the aftermath you see God move, once He is invited in. He is the Lover of our souls. Jehovah Shammah- The Lord is there. Until we believers get more vocal with and bold in our public displays of love for our Father, we can look forward to much more carnage no matter how much security man places about.

More detail on this subject to follow soon.

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Hey Bob and Bonnie,

I did enjoy the testimonies of faith in Jesus Christ from the survivors.  There is a place of boldness in Christ that as you say goes beyond man's comprehension.  It is so different from depending on the systems of this world for anything.  I too thought about the depth of relationship the 12 disciples had with Christ.  Seeing all of those miracles and yet still not believing.  We Christians are challenged daily in our belief in Christ.  Our belief in a living resurrected savior is the basis of our faith.

Best of success to you all this year!

July 27, 2012 12:58 AM
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"God is weak?... does not equate with man making decisions and having a free will."

I love this answer. I believe this is a valid point.

"God is strong?... indeed He is. If you think God was in this man you don't know the difference between good and evil."

Another good point. I am assuming you arguing the influence of good and evil, not the power of God's goodwill and Satan's power of evil.

"Luke 13 is the perfect explanation and you just aren't understanding it correctly."

OK, thanks for the clairification. You make valid points to my comment. The flaw of my logic is that was using power instead of faith. Using faith makes your argument valid.

Thanks for taking the time to answer them.

 

July 27, 2012 10:11 PM
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Bob & Bonnie Horning
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Satar, I appreciate your comments and questions. They seem genuine to me and not to stir something up just to get an emotional response. The main thing about God is His amazing love. Is it love if you force someone to love you? It has to be a free will choice for it to be real love. All God really wants is to love us and have us love Him above all else... but He'll never use His unlimited powers to make it happen.

July 28, 2012 08:55 AM
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Rob, Absolutely. A local atheist activist group recently ran a billboard in our area saying the Bible condones slavery. They used a graphic of a 1850's era slave with scars and in chains. They picked Harrisburg area to run it... a community of about 67% African American population... it didn't stay up very long. And the Bible I read doesn't condone slavery, only addresses it as a fact of life. Slavery is actually more prevalent today than at any time in history believe it or not. It's big business and just starting to get the media attention it deserves.

Jordon, I loved hearing those praising God for sparing their lives as well as the others. I think it's always best to focus on their stories moreso than the perpetrator... we know his story... it's as old as Cain and Able.

 

July 28, 2012 09:14 AM
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I love good arguments and debates. Religion is one in which there is no real answer, except for the perspectives of the individual. I hope you realize that you and I have been discussing religion for a couple of years now. I only continue to do so as the exchange is very civil. I wouldn't waste my time to stir up an emotion, I do so to stir up ideas and perspectives.

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