Sunday, 3 August 2008

The Pastor and Antichrists

Dear Pastor,

Trillions of people pray and of those trillions, millions pray for peace in the world. So why is the world still full of hate, violence and wars? Why are bodies of babies and children being blown to bits in wars, while parents of all faiths sincerely pray for them to not get hurt? While we may talk about prayers, why aren't their prayers being answered? After all, God is love and God is Almighty - isn't that right? So what is wrong here?

Then today people are being tortured and these surely cry out to God for the torture to end. Imagine you were being tortured, you would certainly pray but why would you, Pastor, be so special that God will answer your prayers and not the others? Because you are a 'man of the cloth'? Come on, don't give me that, get real...

There are also many millions of people starving to death and despite many prayers, they watch their children suffer and slowly die. It breaks my heart Pastor and I've got tears in my eyes, so how do the parents who watch their children starve to death feel? Why aren't their prayers answered?

It's not that I don't believe there is a Creator but in view of what is happening in the world it seems to me that the prayers of people (and for them) who are in real need, are not being answered.

Why, despite many prayers, is the world so full of suffering and hate? Something is wrong, don't you think? There must be a reason, do you know what it is? Could it be because of something we are doing or are not doing?

So here's the riddle. If God is love where on earth has love gone? If God is love and love has gone, wouldn't that mean that God has also gone from this tiny earth in the cosmos? So could it be that someone other than God, someone unjust, is answering your prayers whilest not answering those who need help much more than we do? That would seem a logical conclusion to me.

As you should know Pastor, the Bible says there are many Antichrists, not just one. So if there is indeed a Christ, then those who start wars and because of lies murder thousands of people (including children) must by definition, be an Antichrist! I do hope you agree.

So what about us, as we agree to or let wars happen, what does that make us, if not Antichrists too? And what are we, if not an Antichrist, when we drive big cars and live in expensive houses and enjoy material things and eat lots of food, while so many in the world are starving to death (or are being murdered through wars) because of our lifestyle?

You see Pastor, I am not one your sheep. I believe that prayers are answered from God when we do something more meaningful than simply pray to help people in the world.

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