Why would God test His children?

Discussion in 'Abrahamic Religions' started by lunamoth, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

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    God never sets man up to fall (not the man who earnestly seeks Him). Sort of like saying that Jesus set up Peter to drown. In reality Peter is the one who stepped out side a perfectly good boat, and was fine until he took his eyes off the Lord. Then what did Jesus tell Peter? "Dude, you got to work on your faith..." :eek:

    Seriously, my mom reckoned tests of man like this:

    In a dream she is running through a meadow tall with grass and flowers. Ahead is the Lord running as well. The grass and flowers cover the ground, so she can't see where her foot falls are. But every time she looks up, the Lord is beconning her to run with Him. So she runs to catch up to Him, and trips in the thickness of the grass.

    As she falls, she is caught by the Lord who is instantly next to her (she never hits the ground). Once again on her feet she looks up only to find the Lord ahead of her, again beconning her to come and run fast...so she runs like the wind, and trips and the whole things starts again, except were she to look back (which she doesn't), she would see how far she had come...

    We are to be like that. Never look back, always keep our eyes on the Lord, if we trip, He'll catch us and stand us up again, and then we are to run like the wind, because the Lord is running, and we shouldn't keep Him waiting, and He has brought us so far along...

    Don't give up. That is the reason behind the testing.

    my thoughts

    v/r

    Q
     
  2. Faithfulservant

    Faithfulservant New Member

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    Fall and fail have different meanings to me. I can count numerous times in my life where I failed at something only to learn a lesson from the failure. Fall means to me Fallen from grace.. No I do not believe that is possible to lose my grace. I have many times also backslid which I believe personally that God allows to happen so that we learn something maybe in order to help someone in the exact same situation.. that has also happened to me a lot. I am also not speaking of failing to find Him when we earnestly seek Him.. I do not want that to come across in what I am saying. My apologies if it did.
     
  3. thipps

    thipps God Alone is Great

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    The Qur'an concurs.
     
  4. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    The way I heard it was...

    G-d doesn't give us any more than we can handle....

    I just wish he wouldn't trust me so much.
     
  5. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

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    Respectfully I ask...I thought the Qur'an redeems? Let me rephrase that, I thought (and think) Allah redeems...
     

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