Question: “Is there meaning in tragedy?”

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February 17, 2018 by directorfsm

Everyone is sadden and must denounce the events of this week on Parkland Florida a few questions most often arise; what was the cause, how can we prevent this in the future and how can God allow this? This Article from Got Question in part addresses the last one. – Mike

Question: “Is there meaning in tragedy?”

Answer: When tragedy strikes, it is common for people to ask, “What does this mean?” When we witness some disaster or mass murder, there is a natural feeling that what has happened should not have happened. This innate sense of “wrongness” is a clue to meaning in these events…

Continued at Source: https://www.gotquestions.org/meaning-in-tragedy.html

2 thoughts on “Question: “Is there meaning in tragedy?”

  1. Events that happened here in my home state of Florida mean to me that a terrible evil is plaguing our country and that Americans should return to a loving God who is the answer to sin through Jesus. And while I don’t believe this will happen, nonetheless, God has provided a solution through His son, the Christ. Evil will surface it’s ugly head until the end of the world: finally Jesus will rule forever. Until that time, it will appear that evil wins over the forces of good.

    • directorfsm says:

      T.F., While I agree that a “terrible evil” (abortion, same sex unions, violent video games, lack of family values etc, etc. ) is plaguing our country we as Christians must be careful and diligent in not blaming every tragedy on evil.

      Hurricane Katrina which brought me to Mississippi comes to mind, many a “preacher” spouted off how it was the evil of New Orleans that brought it upon the people. Really what about the 600,000 + MS residents effected by Katrina that did not live in NO?

      Man is inherently, that is born evil, Psalm 51:5 “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me”,
      Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it” ,
      John 3:19 “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.” I could of course go on and on but the point is made and I need not beat the dead horse. As you note until Americans (man) return (repent and make Christ Lord of their lives) to a loving God, evil will continue to run rampant in the world.

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