Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

By | August 30, 2019


Hi my name’s father Mike Schmitz and
this is Ascension Presents. A number of years ago, a friend of mine had another
friend who just this tragic tragic case where he was taking care of his newborn
baby and changing the baby on a high table and he turned away just to grab a
diaper and when he turned away the baby rolled over and rolled off the
table and died. So awful. Now I want to pause and just say I know that some of you have experienced things just like that or maybe even worse and what a
lot of people say and said to this guy and what a lot of people will have said
probably have said to you is, in trying to comfort, trying to offer some kind of consolation has been, “Well this is part of God’s plan, this is for some reason we don’t understand it but this is all part of God’s plan.” and the thing is we just
have to understand we have to realize this: As Catholic Christians,
that’s not true, that’s just not true. That is not part of God’s plan and
we have to stop saying that Here’s the reason why:
Because sometimes we like to think, “Well, God’s in control, God’s in control.
God’s in control of everything.” And yes and no. I would say this, I would say
God’s intimately involved with everything, but God is not in control of
everything and and he did this on purpose. Now God is all-powerful, absolutely.
God is omnipotent is the word, right? So God is all-powerful and so he
could be in control of every little detail but here’s the crazy thing:
as Catholic Christians, in our Judeo-Christian view of revelation, reveals to us that God is independent of all creation.
He’s the source of all being. The moment that God created anything outside of himself, he gave up voluntarily, gave up a degree of power. What I mean by that is,
the moment that God created something like physics and thermal dynamics and things
like circles and squares, he gave up his power over there being the possibility of there being a circular square, square-circle, or the possibility that physics
doesn’t work. The moment God created anything outside of himself, He gave up a certain degree of his power. The moment God created free human
beings or free angelic beings, he gave up a certain degree of his power, that he’s not in control of you. He’s not in control of the angels unless we submit our wills to his. But we all know this, right? We know this was what sin is, when
I say to God, “I know what you want but I’m gonna do what I want anyways.” and we think we look at that and we’re like, especially the midst of war and midst of
violence and midst of heartbreak, we’re like, “No, actually God it would
be really awesome if you could just take away some human freedom “and give us, give me back my child, give me back my mom and dad.” “Take away, actually God, take
control and let your will be done.” But God wills that you and I retain our
freedom and that this world still acts according to certain laws. Now we know that God did not make death. In fact the book of Wisdom in the Old Testament says, “God did not make death nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living.” So when someone dies, that’s not God’s will. That’s not part of God’s plan.
That doesn’t mean that God is distant. That doesn’t mean that He
doesn’t care, doesn’t mean He’s disengaged. God is intimately, intimately
involved with every moment of our lives. In fact, what did Jesus say? He said that there’s not one sparrow that can fall from the sky that God does not know about it and apparently care about it. God is deep deeply intimately involved
in every element of our lives, but that doesn’t mean that everything that
happens is therefore part of his plan. Because we could say it’s all in God’s will.
Yep, we say, “All is God’s will.” We need to make a very important distinction:
there’s such a thing as God’s perfect will. Those are the things that he directly wills,
that he directly wants to happen. Now, we have to understand that God’s character, his very essence is goodness, is life, is love, is reason, is wisdom: all these good things and so whenever there is life and love
and joy and wisdom and truth, all of those things, beauty, they’re always,
they’re all some part of his directly willing those things. When evil things happen, that is not part of God’s perfect will. That’s part of what we refer to as God’s permissive will:
That he allows it to happen. So when someone says about the child who fell off the table and they died, “part of God’s plan.” No, false!
That is not plan A. God allowed that to happen; it’s his
permissive will, but he did not want that to happen. He allowed it to happen but he did not want it to happen. But because he created a world where he’s not a tyrant,
where he’s not in control of every little thing, because he created a world like that,
those things happen now. But you think again, let’s go back to this:
but God, why don’t you just take it away? I want You to take away some freedom, turn off the laws of physics, turn off the laws of thermodynamics, turn off the stuff in the air that can poison us and kill us, like do something about that. There’s two reasons why God doesn’t violate our free human will: (at least two) One reason is because apparently God deems the retention of our freedom as a greater good than even the momentary suspension of human freedom for human security and safety. I don’t get it
but if God’s good, then I have to, I’m going to trust that. The second reason is because
God knows that even in the midst of the worst evil, he can bring about a greater good. We know that this is true. God did not will that Jesus died.
That’s not part of his perfect will, that’s part of his permissive will.
He allowed that to happen and Jesus allowed that to happen to him. He offered himself up in that but that’s not part of God’s perfect will. He allowed it to happen,
knowing that he could bring about a greater good. Think of the worst thing that
ever happened in human history: God became human, became vulnerable and we killed him. That led to the greatest thing that ever happened in human history. Because even though we killed God, God saved us. So God allows these things to happen not because he wants them to happen but because he knows a) that freedom is a greater good b) that he can bring about a greater redemption through even the worst stuff that happens, because one of the things, this isn’t just a word of hope because it
sounds like “Well gosh, God’s just going to let anything happen.” No, no. Not exactly. God does not will evil and even when evil happens,
it does not thwart God’s plan. When someone dies that wasn’t necessarily part of God’s plan but it doesn’t thwart God’s plan. When someone is attacked and brutalized, violated,
that was not part of God’s plan but that still does not thwart God’s plan.
God knows that I can take this broken thing and make it whole again. He can take your destroyed heart, your destroyed life and he can bring it back to life. God can take
even stuff that is dead and bring it to life. Hang in there.
He can bring about a greater good. Don’t give up. God not only can, he wants to.
His perfect will is that he brings about a greater good, even through stuff that we just don’t get,
even through death, even through accidents, even through disease and that should give us hope. From all of us here at Ascension Presents,
my name’s Father Mike
God bless

100 thoughts on “Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

  1. kris so Post author

    After the first 2 minutes of this video I paused it and I start talking to GOD and arguing with my self I was saying "GOD is all knowing HE knows everything that happens even before it happens so not interfering is HIS choice and if HE choose not to interfere that is HIS permitting will. HE even assigned an Engel for every single one of us, I even said where was that baby's angle" and then I remembered who am I to question GOD. Whether it is HIS permitting will or HIS own will we have no right to question HIM as HE said to Job in the bible but we have HIS promise too Romans 8:28  "that all things work together for good to those who love God, or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good" then I continued watching and at the end of the video I cried. I'm in pain, and I said to HIM one day when I see YOU will tell me everything and I'll know "why" until then I trust YOU with my pain and I'll offer it to YOU LORD. Job 1:21"‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord".

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  2. Anant Iyer Post author

    Gods are not the reason for bad things to happen. We have become deaf to understand the sixth sense within us. This is actually a weak voice which tells you to be careful before the wrong happening. The thought is weak as the person is not pure. With increased purity, the thought can be more pronounced. The sixth sense should not be confused with negative thoughts or else the person cannot do anything. Animals are in better state of purity for their birth and can at times predict the wrong happening better than us. Gods cannot force anyone to do anything. Indications are given. But if people choose to disobey or keep doing bad deeds they reap the consequences.

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  3. JACOB SUNNY Post author

    Everything that God does is for the best of his people…

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  4. Ismy Partygirl Post author

    Ascension Presents
    You can't explain away the problem of evil in seven minutes and thirty-two seconds. Evil in the world is empirical evidence that no gods exist. Wake up.

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  5. Turk Post author

    Judeo-Christian values? Isn’t Judaism in conflict with Christianity, how can we have judeo-Christian values and what are they?

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  6. The Real Gospel of Christ Post author

    There is no such thing as free will… most of this guys videos are filled with falsehoods based solely on the lie of free will.

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  7. tornay131 Post author

    I appreciate an honest "I don't know" rather than "it's not what he intended, but what he allowed to happen. "I have to believe God is good so he must be" is more cognitive dissonance than a good explanation.

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  8. rich lewis Post author

    Are father is a hater, the creator picks winners and losers and it doesn't matter what do. Why would a loving GOD act in such manners. If GOD where a man what would you say to him GOOD JOB WELL DONE. Or what where you thinking. I wish are father wasn't so cruel. We all go through pain and suffering some more than others WHY?

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  9. loriloristuff Post author

    God is not a micromanager. Exactly! I needed this today.

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  10. KILLERZEN Post author

    God gave us free will the devil is in control of this world

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  11. John Smith Post author

    I'm not Christian. But I have helped many project for catholic church by giving my musical knowledge ability to help. But sometime I wonder if God even exist. Who plan all bad thing. My dad died since I was young, my older brother just died on February 2019, according to manage his funeral, and being close to my dearest mom after my brother just died, I have lost my job. 3 months after my brother funeral, my uncle died. My mom feeling are terrible. I'm also broke. When I helped church to organize music, they wanted to pay me for the work I have done, I said please don't pay. I do it for good, and if you want to do good to me, just pray good for me then. But I cannot believe after that conversation, bad thing just happen and happen and happen. I have never hurt anyone or even life being on this world, never think or made bed for people. And my life become so dark. Thank you for reading.

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  12. Navin Shringi Post author

    That's the man's stupidity he should keep diaper first on table. No need to super spiritual everything when it's just your mistake. Simply live sensible and stop blaming god

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  13. Soso Saady Post author

    I am from Najaf in Iraq, I liked your answer.

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  14. Kevin Meade Post author

    Jesus wuz not the worst death look at slaves

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  15. Minecraft Legends of the Heroes Post author

    I know why because without bad things there is no good things

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  16. Graham Number7 Post author

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKg4HLsu5gE

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  17. Shane Barrow Post author

    The baby is in heaven looking after and praying for his dad and family

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  18. Robert Geiter Post author

    God is not in control so his word is not all powerful as I have been told sir IAM 57 learning problems so I now have to deal with diabetes and find no solace in his word so why do I have to deal with life

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  19. Bruce Wayne Post author

    Read Romans 9,20 in the Bible it talks about this topic.

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  20. Palmina D'Alessandro Post author

    There's no such thing as "God giving up part of his power"….no such thing. But I'm still working on this…Me and my youngest children were illegally kidnapped and I was held hostage after many death and kidnapping threats (2008-present)…I'm still fighting for my kids in court. My father was murdered in 2002 in New York…..Why does god let these things happen? Nobody can answer that for me.

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  21. Bruce Wayne Post author

    Scott E. if I was not able to reply directly to you because I you probably deleted the reply. I do not know what Bible you are using, but what that text means is "who do you think you are in order to ask God why he did things the way he did, we do not need and explanation because he is GOD and he can do what ever he wants. He is God the almighty."

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  22. jmurray01 Post author

    The way I see it is that we had a time when Jesus walked on earth and could cure the sick and bring back the dead, and we killed him. Now we have a life where God looks out for us and helps us immensely, but cannot do miracles in the same way. And that should be a lesson to us all.

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  23. Mariam Thomas Post author

    Does Satan have power and authority…
    Please do a video on this
    #askfrmike

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  24. Jew Shirls Post author

    He doesnt, but Bad people, namely "Christian" leaders allow it and promote it

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  25. Detective Pikachu Post author

    Hold on… Can't he just take away free will for a moment and fix are current standing? And fix then re enable? Seems obvious

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  26. Smith 23 Post author

    The Light you see when you die is a reincarnation trap the Light you see when you die is not to heaven, if you go into the Light the Aliens will reincarnate your soul of their choice the Aliens will send your soul back down to earth back into a new body and then you are reborn 🛸🛸🛸🛸

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  27. Kelly o Post author

    Jeffrey Epstein victims, today's divisive politics, children suffering horrific abuse on religious & political & human levels & very rich people getting away with all kinds of crimes. I am waiting for God to bring greater good out of that but have yet to see it. Help me out, Fr. Mike! Plz help me understand!

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  28. 72 Hoors great Post author

    Shut up brother. If there is a God then he is responsible for everything what happens in the universe.
    He created the universe and already knew every movement to happen in future. He should have not allowed evil to happen or simply must have corrected his creation to no work incorrectly.

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  29. Oh Yeah yeah Post author

    I just want my mom back and to go back to my old house.

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  30. Robbie Curtis Post author

    Either you follow the logic of “God doesn’t do things that go against our free will” or you use the logic of “God wants us to see who he is so he does do things that go against our free will”: what you can’t say is that sometimes he will and sometimes he won’t and well we can’t understand why he does it when he does, or doesn’t do it when he doesn’t

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  31. Crustard Post author

    So there's no difference between a scientist working on an experiment like a pitri dish and biological life evolving you could call that scientist god

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  32. Michael Ibach Post author

    We experience bad things in this life in order to better understand the good things in life. If nothing bad ever happened, we would be completely oblivious to the good. God is either directly influencing a situation or indirectly allowing a situation to happen, either way, God is still in control.

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  33. mweb1 Post author

    We can't totally understand God because if we did, we would BE God. THIS is where Faith comes in. I think we should ask for Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding.

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  34. mweb1 Post author

    I looked away once while changing my newborn son. He rolled and fell. Yikes. I freaked. He hit his head on the carpeted floor, CRIED. But after a while, he was okay. Now he's a bodybuilder.

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  35. Joshua Ramos Post author

    Its so scary. Im losing belief to much pain and suffeeing 🙁

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  36. steve robin Post author

    I destroyed my life . I had a great life i honestly let the demons temp me into drinking to the point id black out and doing drugs . Ive been clean for over a year and I thank God for knocking me down to my knees to say I'm sorry . God is the only one I can trust .

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  37. Mrs. Edna Welthorpe Post author

    It is awful. Tell me again what part of God’s plan was the raping of little children and the church hiding it and sending these vile creatures on to fresh meat.

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  38. Killian Miller Post author

    I always thought of the “it’s all part of God’s plan” condolence as kind of a shallow response to tragedy. It feels cheap and not genuine.

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  39. Barbara Gontarek Post author

    Right on time, again, Father Mike. Ive just suffered two tragedies, and I feel totally broken. Your words are so healing. Ive got to listen to this again and again. I actually took my first deep breath. Thank you.

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  40. Oh Yeah yeah Post author

    Please someone, I just want to go back to my old house

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  41. jc Penny Post author

    Even though that he doesn't have complete control, always trust in him. The Lord will never forsake you:)

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  42. Leo RamThang Post author

    First of all, I won’t call you father , u are not God, there is only two being I call father, one is my dad, n the other is my Heavenly Father …. and even though I know your heart pouring advice and teaching is convincing, one thing I concerned is that in this video , no bible – new or old is mentioned, or referred to….

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  43. kene Post author

    I have so many sicknesses it’s obvious I’m going to die… every time I was so good to God and now he wants to let me die…

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  44. Greco Cabanero Post author

    The historical books of old testament teaches that God is almost tyrannical then you got the book of Job.

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  45. Gabby Street Post author

    God bless those parents. God bless all in pain.

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  46. Eugene Jason Hinlo Post author

    Pray for me my back is against the wall not feeling it anymore feeling lost despair hopelessness suicidal badluck broke 😢

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  47. Tracey Mangi Post author

    Thanks Fr. Mike this really opened my mind and heart. Coming from a medical profession many of my colleagues question their faith in God because of what they see on a daily basis and even some conclude that there isn't a God. It's usually hard for me to explain why my faith still stands but your video has given me more reason to stand by my faith.

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  48. Andrew Soon Post author

    Because he is your invisible friend. And your only approach to "him" is through imagination. Yet you call it enlightment. Christianity has tortured, murdered and massacred people. Please stop it now.

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  49. Sophia Zhang Post author

    I’m still yet to learn how Jesus died and why.

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  50. Bhanu Yeswanth Post author

    🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑

    Actually you have explained it wonderfully father. But it is incomplete if you did not speak about miracles.
    #ASKFATHERMIKE #ASKFRMIKE
    WHY DON'T MIRACLES HAPPEN "ALWAYS" ?

    Why are we wishing it otherwise ?
    Because we know that there is a God, who can work a miracle. A God who saved my neighbour's child from falling of the table MIRACULOUSLY. Why does he not do it with me ? That's the problem actually.

    If like you said, God allows evil and not wills evil……..
    🛑 HE SHOULD ALLOW EVIL ALWAYS

    🛑 WHY IS HE WORKING MIRACLES FOR ONLY FEW PEOPLE ?

    🛑 WHY IS HE PARTIAL IN CURING ONLY FEW PEOPLE ?

    🛑 IS HE NOT CAPABLE OF WORKING A MIRACLE ALWAYS ?

    🛑 WHY IS HE BUSY WORKING MIRACLES EVEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT EVEN ASKED FOR IT ? (Like pagans etc.)

    – FR. BHANU YESWANTH (Priest of the Diocese of Vijayawada, India)

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  51. Green science Post author

    Stay…right there….you don't want to know the truth….you want to live the solution….that's very important

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  52. David Russell Post author

    I like to think of this from the framework of prophesy and time. God set time in motion. God is in control of time. He gives us warnings through prophesy and Christ in order to guide us. It's our job to be time travellers with Him. I'm surprised you didn't mention original sin. But that's when time ripped apart and started things in motion. In other words our bodies are subject to the vagaries of earthly existence, but our spirit is eternal.

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  53. Comics Book Awesomeness Post author

    The reason God let's bad things happen because he created free will. It isn't God's fault that a person mother's or family members died. It is either the family members were doing something bad or a person did something bad. All of the things people blame God for is our fault.

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  54. 갈라디아파수꾼 Post author

    Sorry to say this but I experienced tragedy also in my life, but your opinion scares me off as if God could not do anything in my situation where my freewill was not involved. Any bad thing can happen any time then. One of my greatest consolations after I went through pain was that God was not far off when it happened because he was the one who caused it. He is sovereign and his eternal plan will endure forever. Lam 3:32 and the entire book of Job supports God is the one who started affliction, and we just don’t know why, but we trust him l because he is wiser than me.

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  55. Hector Torres Post author

    Another charlatan.. about god.. you know what you say.. prove it.. show proof.. if not.. shut up..

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  56. Evelyn Post author

    Im watching this because im trying to understand why god allows all these mass shootings happening in america. I just simply dont understand and im hurting for these people and i have no idea why if god was real. WHY ??? If hes so poweful and mighty why didnt he stop these massacres. These inoccent people , people that had lives to live , Goals to achieve and families that they left behind , WHY IS HE ALLOWING THESE THINGS TO HAPPEN ???

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  57. David Hust Post author

    #askfrmike discuss the reprobate and providence. Use Aquinas.

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  58. Antonio Mura Post author

    I don't see how we could have partial free will, (ie a hypothetical reality where we can only make good decisions.) Apart from the fact that we don't understand how free will works, the moment we have control over our muscles we also have the capacity to do evil. We would have to be like puppets experiencing things without choosing them if there were to only be the chance of "good". I think good by definition has to come about by volition of us, the created humans.

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  59. Oliver Ford Post author

    Why did Jesus heal so many people in the gospel, including raising Lazarus from the dead, but not do such things now?

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  60. Emmanuel Salcedo Post author

    God let my 9 year old drown in a freak accident on my birthday because freedom. Great. Thanks.

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  61. Rich Latta Post author

    So "God" allowed Jesus to be crucified as part of his "permissive" will? He didn't have a thing to do with it happening? So it could have turned out that Jesus didn't get crucified and God wouldn't have done anything about it? Yeah, right.

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  62. Bryan Baxter Post author

    Wow talk about doublespeak. If we were children The department of Family and Children Services would take us away from god. If he has the power to make a perfect world and does not we are just some kind of let's see what happens experiment.

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  63. Tonya Constance Post author

    I have lost my child and I want her back and if God is loving why can’t I have her back?

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  64. Silent Cal Post author

    “When someone dies that’s not part of God’s plan”
    – Father Mike

    I disagree completely

    “Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:16‬ ‭

    See here God ordains a certain number of days for each of us to live.

    Also Hezekiah was given 15 more years to live. Could Hezekiah have lived 16? That would make God a liar (Let God be true and every man a liar)

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  65. jaime n. Post author

    Or “God’s plan” has more multi dimensional complex elements than human eye & mind’s understanding or perception of “plan”. Something very hurtful in our life could be something spiritually rewarding in the end if we open ourselves more to God to let Him help us through the tough and ugly times? All the angels in heaven didn’t fathom why God allowed Jesus, His son to be crucified and killed by many unfaithful humans at that time but what is the gain after the outrageous sacrifice? Eternally a lot! So when terrible things happen in our life, we must be ready to offer all of our pain and sorrows to Him so His Love & Mercy will penetrate through the dark place and we will rejoice in the end. We always look forward for the eternal rewards although the moment of pain & sacrifice is deep and sometimes unbearable. He’s always with us particularly when we are in the darkness. We just need to call out His name and trust Him completely.
    Peace & Love.
    🙏🏽✨✝️🕊💛🌿✨

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  66. Imen Dridi Post author

    Hello Father Mike, thank you for evoking this topic because this question has been troubling me for a long while. Your answers are quite plausible, but I still wonder how did you formulate them ? Where did you get these answers from ? Do they represent your personal opinion, a hypothesis of yours concerning the question, or are they an interpretation of certain parts of the scriptures, which is generally accepted by the Roman Catholic Church? Can you quote some of the references you used ?

    Anyway, thanks again for your interesting videos.

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  67. Joe Bolling Post author

    No. First of all, Romans 8:28 says God works all things together for the good of those that love him.
    Secondly, God is loving and doesn’t “give up” his responsibility as our heavenly father.
    The Bible lays out several reasons people may enter hardship, each having a purpose.

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  68. Shaw Family Videos Post author

    God doesn’t let bad things happen we do! The Roman Catholic Church does that. The repeated stories of cover up and not cooperating with authorities over sexual abuse allegations is the difference between the Roman Catholic Church and most other organizations. Pedophiles exist, wolves are going to get through but the Roman catholic church has gone to great lengths to cover up their miss deeds. And move pedophiles around throughout the world. So they can destroy even more vulnerable to young lives. And! There’s a lot of evidence to suggest they are still doing it! Just in the third world now. Hoping you don’t notice. Most Catholics keep their head in the sand. If they actually knew what was really going on I think there would be a lot less people dedicated to the criminal organization that is the Roman Catholic Church.

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  69. Myriam David Post author

    I love ❤️ God
    I don’t understand HIM
    He could stop the kid from falling down
    He has too much in his plate
    He lost control
    He can stop evil
    I am wondering why I am here
    What is the purpose of all this
    Try to make sense of what you are saying
    I got more and more confused and million of questions pops up

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  70. Feleti Pula Post author

    Are you a Catholic Priest? If You are you should shut UP!!! You should tell the Pope to shut up too. Stop preaching lies. You are a liar simply because you are not a Christian and I am 100% you are not a Christian. Christians do not bow to statues or any crosses. Christians , We believe and have Faith in the Lord Thy God, God of The Living, God Of Israel and His Son Jesus Christ Of Nazareth and Holy Spirit. The Lord Thy God never, ever said in his WORD that you can praise or bow to any statues or anything because you then make that thing a god. He never showed or appeared to His People in person but through a burning bush and a consuming fire.

    The 10 Commandments and His Judgments you have literally walked on and not care what His 10 Commandments say. You are a the BIGGEST sham on this Earth trying to tell People about how to live life when you yourself are a Catholic? Catholic is a VOO-DOO religion and people in Haiti use rosaries and crosses to do their witchcraft spells to work and the sign of the cross to make their spells work.

    Shut UP!!! You are A Sham!!!

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  71. Purple Haze Post author

    Fr. Mike, you accept that God, among other divine aspects, possesses omniscience and you certainly understand all of the semantic properties that this word entails. Correct? This means He has foreknowledge of what will and will not happen, when, where, how and by whom. You know where I'm going with this. Everyone who will be saved and go to Heaven is known beforehand by God as those who will not be saved. I might not know if I'll go to heaven but the Lord, the father and Son certainly know if I will or not. We cannot attribute such a characteristic to God or even believe in it and then think that God will grieve for those who are not saved. He knows this. His Plan is much more comprehensive than we can ever imagine and no church can affirm as Truth anything beyond the written Word of the scriptures. I just feel, though my faith in Christ is not shaken that We, all of us, presume so much about God and His Plan and that is nowhere to be found in the Bible and then dictate it as a fundamental dogmatic truth. The more I think about God I understand Him less then when I just choose to feel His presence. God Bless. Mike.

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  72. Jeanette Post author

    Would you be able to consider a video about a non-believer wanting to embrace faith but having issues with the credibility, logical reasoning, and all that jazz? I am in that boat right now. There is so much that points toward no God…but then again, I still want to believe. I just have been struggling with really getting there for about 2 years now. 😞

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  73. Devan Ryan Post author

    A year ago, my grandpa passed away. He was one of the most important figures in my life, and it absolutely broke my heart. At the same time, I was going through a break up, my grades were slipping, and my best friends were distancing from me. All I could ask is why? It's a year now, and I've never been more grateful and happier for the life I live. For those struggling right now, it really does get better. Patience and timing is key, and God will bring you a joy that will take all your pain away. Stay strong <3.

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  74. Richard Carl, Jr Post author

    My wife and I have been struggling through near constant job loss. Praise God we have never lost our house. God has been so gracious to us. My wife is pregnant and going through patience testing, as am I to some degrees. It's hard to see evil people hurt her, steal money from her last paycheck on "technicalities", to see her heart get broken and be powerless to avenge her. I keep telling her God will deliver us and bring his perfect judgment to bear on those who seek us harm. In many cases, they're people who neither believe in or walk with the Lord who do this. I have to believe in a greater purpose, that God's love will protect us. If you're reading this, please pray for us, and may the Lord's blessings be upon you all your days. <3

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  75. Bridget Russo Post author

    I have suffered for 15 years with a chronic condition that causes a lot of pain all day long. The only thing that got me thru this is to think that I am part of God’s plan which is for me to suffer and be able to offer it up for the souls of loved ones and any in purgatory. Listening to this has me so depressed now. My pain has no meaning to me and now it is harder to bare. I love listening to Father Mike but this one just makes me want to give up.

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  76. Alex Norman Post author

    God probably doesn't exist,, when we say GOD we mean US, God didn't want WW1 or WW2 we did coz humans like to kill each other every so often,, simple as that. We are animals really and animals have a blood-lust……

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  77. dnznzn fjsnsnsms Post author

    This is a thoroughly good man and an excellent priest. Thank you for being a model of what a Catholic priest ought to be

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  78. dnznzn fjsnsnsms Post author

    Such an amazing video too. My wife struggles with trust in God from her childhood and this video has helped. Thank you so much

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  79. iBecamed Pilms Post author

    “He gave up”? Really, sounds like this is something to fit a narrative, a customized reasoning. How about god IS and that’s it. The rest of what happened, what is happening, and what will be IS; and that’s it. God is not a person, god is god.

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  80. S Xxdd Post author

    How can God be omnipotent if he’s not in control of everything

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  81. BAM G35 M Post author

    #1 he used wrong table
    #2 Not any gods fault
    #3 freak accident
    #4 this guy drinks a lot of energy drinks 🤔

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