During the Pope's recent visit to the Philippines, a young girl in Manila asked him why God allows children to become prostitutes, and he suggested there is no answer!
Really? There’s no answer?
Well, if one has read the Bible from cover to cover and actually studied it with the help of the Holy Spirit, one finds that bad things happen because we are in a fallen world! The Bible tells us that we inherited our sinfulness
from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3) and that, since
then, God has constantly reached out to “fallen man” to show us how to
become reconciled to Him via His Torah which tells us how to live holy
and set apart lives – and that He even sent us His Divine Son who
martyred Himself on our behalf to make it easy on us to become
reconciled to God!
Yet, mankind continues to live in Sin and behave in unholy ways....
The Bible also tells us that YHWH does some of His
best work in and through "broken vessels" - those who have suffered and
grown stronger in their faith because of their suffering; and, that we
must learn to recognize that "bad times" are part of our growing
process. After all, where the sun always shines, there's a desert
many don't seem to realize is that "God" is NOT causing all these
things...but He does allow them, because He gives us all free will to do
things His way, or not. Unfortunately those who are trying to live a
holy life often CAN and WILL be affected by those who aren't. This
won't change as long as there are human beings on earth who don't belong
to Him...And the sad truth is, most don't. We will see just how small
the number of believers is on the day Y'shua returns, as billions are
"left behind." (See Revelation 3:16)
"The world" which consists mostly of godless people (and those who cling to "religion" instead of the Word of YHWH as seen in His Torah) has caused itself all the pain and heartache we see. Please see our article about the end times.
THAT would have been a much better response to that little girl....