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Psalms 51:7 -
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.


Why did God allow this to happen?
by Elder Steve Clark

I hear many people on the radio and the news asking the question; "Why did God do this terrible thing in New York City?" Well, God did not do this terrible thing. And I also hear people asking the question; "Why did God allow this to happen?"

This question we may not know at this time and may never know all the reasons, but I believe God did allow this to happen.

A lot of ministers and others say the different reasons they think god allowed this to happen but these reasons are simply speculation. Some of the ideas that the people have may be the true reason, or one of the many reasons, or not any of the reasons God allowed this. But we should not be dwelling in the reason why any of these things happened but we should have our mind. heart and soul on our god and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We can use any of these reasons to put our minds in action to think more on God if it makes on feel better, because some people think they have to have a reason to look more toward our Lord.

I think about doubting Thomas; he had to see and feel Jesus before he would believe it Jesus said, "Blesses are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."

And when I think of Job! He didn't ask why God had allowed these things, but in verse 22 of chapter 1 it says; "In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly." Oh how we should be not asking why, or pointing blame at anyone but looking into our own faults. God has his reasons and we should be thankful that He has even considered us to be his children. We should humble ourselves and not have a prideful spirit saying, why would he allow this, but Lord have mercy on us as sinners. In Romans it tells, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."

And in Ephesians 2 it tells us, "And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; [2] Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience [3] Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by mature the children of wrath even as others.

[4]But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love where with he loved us. [5] even when we were dead in sins hath quickened us together with Christ, [by grace are ye saved;] [6] And hath raised us up together in heavenly places; [8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.

So, we being Primitive Baptists and having the understanding that we have been given by God's merciful grace should be the most humble of all of God's children. For I believe to the bottom of my soul that the Primitive Baptist have been given the true understanding of what God has done for us, what he is doing for us, and what he is going to do for us. He will not forsake us, but will always that care of his children in all circumstances. May God richly bless us in more knowledge, understanding and wisdom to use all of these to glorify our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

God Bless and keep you.

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