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Who Killed All The People?

Suffering is not the result of Godís doing, but a result of manís choice to disobey. Godís Word is the instruction manual for the world. Those who reject His instructions bring the results of doing it wrong upon their own heads. It is not God who brought the suffering, but it is the fruit of the evil one who loves "to steal, and to kill, and to destroy."
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Who Killed All The People?

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How close is eternity from here?  In your mind, is it a type of never-never-land?  The multitudes that have gone on before us thought that way too, but not now.  They’re dead to this world and have gone on to their rewards.  James 4:14:

...For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

The brother who was anointed by God to pen those words has been gone for about 1,900 years.  We need to live our lives cognizant of the certain reality that we will soon stand before God, individually, to give an account.  Life is a vapor—here today, gone tomorrow.  Prepare to meet your God.

Today is the day of salvation.  Choices must be made in this life.  Have you chosen Jesus Christ, the Lord of Life?  Have you repented of your sins and surrendered your life to the authority of Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory?  Today is your day of salvation.  Click onto “Further With Jesus” for childlike instructions and immediate entry to the Kingdom of God.  Do it right now.  We will wait for you here.  NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, Genesis 2:16-17:

16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

GOD SAID, Galatians 6:7:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

MAN SAID: There is no God and certainly no inerrant Bible delivered by His hand.  If there were, what kind of God would He be to allow all the evil, suffering, sickness, and death?

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It is one of the world’s common arguments: If a good God does exist, why does He allow all the world’s suffering?  The answer is childlike, simplistic.

After the six 24-hour days of creation, Genesis 1:31 records the following:

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

God made the very good earth for man and gave him dominion.  Genesis 1:26:

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Our great-grandparents, Adam and Eve, were immortal and dwelt in the garden of God – the Garden of Eden.  Adam was the emperor of the earth and Eve was the empress. 

As an aside, ancient non-Biblical civilizations tell of God or gods and the beginning.  Atheism, prior to Noah, would have been unthinkable.  Noah’s father Lamech would have been in his 40s when Adam, the first man, died.  The vast majority of the world believes in God or a god.  This common root is a product of common knowledge.  We have lifted the following excerpts from Dr. Ava Ford’s article, “Life in the Letters: Uncovering Creation Truth In Ancient Cultures,” published in the Acts & Facts, November, 2008:

The Chinese were known for meticulous recordkeeping from the time of the Hsia dynasty in 2205 B.C., and according to their most acclaimed set of ancient manuscripts, Shu Jing (The Book of History), many generations of Chinese emperors recited texts of praise during the annual Border Sacrifice as they brought their people together to worship “Heavenly Sovereign Shangdi,” the Creator of the universe and the one true God.

Of old in the beginning, there was the great chaos, without form and dark.  The five elements (planets) had not begun to revolve, nor the sun and the moon to shine.  In the midst thereof there existed neither forms nor sound.  Thou, O spiritual Sovereign, camest forth in Thy presidency, and first didst divide the grosser parts from the purer.  Thou madest heaven; Thou madest earth; Thou madest man.  All things with their reproducing power got their being.

Sounds remarkably similar to Genesis, doesn't it?  [End of quote]

There was a God-created beginning.

Our immortal parents were not refrigerators or washing machines.  They were given a God-like brain and a free will to choose to obey their Creator or not.  Unfortunately, they rejected their Father and embraced the Devil’s disobedience.  That day they were cut off from God, died spiritually (and later died physically), and were booted out of God’s garden.  Their deed ushered in the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).  God’s hand was rejected.  Adam and Eve sold their birthright to the Devil who became the little “g”-od of this world (II Corinthians 4:4).  In all instances the world’s suffering and pain can be traced back to the disobedience in the garden.

Suffering is not the result of God’s doing, but a result of man’s choice to disobey.  God’s Word is the instruction manual for the world.  Those who reject His instructions bring the results of doing it wrong upon their own heads.  It is not God who brought the suffering, but it is the fruit of the evil one who loves “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:” (John 10:10).  Let’s review just 10 “God Saids” that man has chosen to disobey, and preview the results.  As a note: These God Saids are written in detail elsewhere on this site, and are listed in more detail, with sources.

(1.)  In Genesis 49 and also in sundry other places in the Bible, and by biological design itself, GOD SAID breast-feeding.

MAN SAID: It’s not necessary.  Our baby formula is at least as good, if not superior.

Now THE RECORD. 

• Four out of every 1,000 infants die because they are not breast-fed.

• Breast-fed children have IQs six to 10 points higher than non-breast-fed infants.

• Breast-fed children have lower blood pressure and are 50% less likely to get ear infections.

• Mothers’ milk has 400 nutrients the laboratory can’t duplicate.

• Bottle-fed infants drink a formula made from soy, which some are now attributing to breast cancer in women, feminization traits in male infants, and early puberty in pre-teens.

(2.)  GOD SAID in Leviticus 11 not to eat pork, and other unclean creatures on land and in the sea. 

MAN SAID: It’s great!  It’s the other white meat.

Now THE RECORD. 

• Eighty percent of all U.S. pork is imported from Canada.  Testing showed that one out of four pigs were infected with staphylococcus.  This was once only thought to occur in hospitals, but now it has entered the food chain.

• Pork consumption is associated with coronary heart disease, cancer, trichinosis, and a host of other issues.

(3.)  GOD SAID in Exodus 4, male circumcision.  It is reported in the Word of God 33 times. 

MAN SAID: It has no real physical benefit.  It is simply an old religious construct.

Now THE RECORD. 

• Male circumcision lowers the female to male HIV transmission rate by 50% to 60%.

• Male circumcision could avert between 1.1 million and 3.8 million HIV infections over the next 10 years in Sub-Saharan Africa alone.

(4.)  GOD SAID throughout the book of Leviticus to separate those who were contaminated with any uncleanness, or with any running issue (such as the common cold), to a place outside the camp away from the general population: quarantine.

Man has disregarded this commandment thoroughly.

Now THE RECORD. 

• The results of such disregard show up as influenza epidemics, common colds, and other infectious diseases that rampage through to the population at large.  The cost in human life and overall productivity is staggering.

(5.)  GOD SAID in Deuteronomy 23 to bury all human waste.

MAN SAID: Just flush it.

Now THE RECORD. 

• Fifty percent to 90% of drugs consumed by the population, legal and illegal, are flushed down the commode.  The feminization of fish and frog populations is directly hooked to this discharge.

• Multiple human disorders are attributed to contaminated water sources, and yes, deaths.

(6.)  GOD SAID in Genesis 18, Deuteronomy 32, Isaiah 7, and many other places, that butter is very good for you.

MAN SAID (at least until recently): Butter is not good for you and should be replaced with margarine-type products.

Now THE RECORD. 

• The headline read, “How Margarine Craze Brought America to the Brink of Nutritional Armageddon.”

• A doctor from Harvard said that conservatively 30,000 U.S. deaths annually are the result of consuming partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (which includes margarine).

(7.)  GOD SAID in Proverbs 20 and 23, and Habakkuk 2, that alcohol should not be consumed and that it is a destroyer.

MAN SAID: Alcoholic beverages are good and should be consumed in moderation. 

Now THE RECORD. 

• Of the American population, 7.4% abuse alcohol.

• A woman with a partner on alcohol is 360% more likely to be physically abused.

• The annual cost of the damage to America is $175.9 billion.

• Numbers from 1998 showed 15,935 traffic deaths hooked to the abuse of alcohol.

(8.)  GOD SAID in Leviticus 20, Romans 1, and many other places, that homosexuality is an abomination (God’s exact words.).

MAN SAID: It is a good, acceptable lifestyle, and we must teach global tolerance and embrace it.

Now THE RECORD. 

• It is estimated that homosexual youths are 2,300% more likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases.

• Fifty percent of all gay men are HIV positive.

• The average life span of the homosexual male is eight to 20 years shorter than the heterosexual male.

(9.)  God endorses olive oil multitudes of times in the Bible.

MAN SAID: Trans-fats are just as good.

Now THE RECORD. 

• Trans-fats as mentioned above are known killers.  Olive oil, on the other hand, is a tree of life.

• Olive oil improves good cholesterol levels and lowers the bad LDL.

• Olive oil is the foundation of the famed, life-enhancing Mediterranean diet.  It is also known to fight obesity.

• Olive oil reduces blood pressure and protects against breast cancer.  It truly is a fountain of God’s goodness.

(10.)  GOD SAID in Hebrews 10 to go to church very frequently.

MAN SAID: Who needs church?  I can worship God in the woods.

Now THE RECORD. 

• Major surveys reveal that those who attend church more than once a week live 11% longer or an average of eight years.  They are sick less frequently, and when they are, they recover more quickly than the unchurched.

When God’s commandments are obeyed, the result is life and life more abundantly (John 10:10).  But when they are disobeyed, the result is death.  Carnal man will choose death.  He will choose disobedience.

GOD SAID, Genesis 2:16-17:

16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

GOD SAID, Galatians 6:7:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

MAN SAID: There is no God and certainly no inerrant Bible delivered by His hand.  If there were, what kind of God would He be to allow all the evil, suffering, sickness, and death?

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

Ford, A., M.D., “Life in the Letters: Uncovering Creation Truth In Ancient Cultures,” Acts & Facts, November 2008, p5

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