The bridge across the Mississippi on Interstate Highway 35W, connecting twin cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, collapsed yesterday during the afternoon rush hour. It is a tragedy of historic proportions.
At such times:
- People, who have not understood the gospel, question the existence of God, saying, “If there was a God, this would not have happened.”
- Some, though not questioning God’s existence, may question His actions saying, “Where is God when we need Him most?” or “How can a loving God allow a tragedy like this?”
- Some preachers use this opportunity to say that this is God’s punishment on a sinful generation.
- Sure enough, you have others reacting to these preachers, making them look heartless and flippant.
If you would like to know more, check out these links on my God and Human Suffering page.