Lall Murder Tragedy - Good, Evil, and where was God? - John Van Sloten

June 01, 2008

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryHow do you make sense of needless deaths? Why does God allow evil to continue in our world? This message looks at the reality of living life with weeds, through Christ's parable of the wheat and the weeds.

“God's kingdom is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. That night, while his hired men were asleep, his enemy sowed thistles all through the wheat and slipped away before dawn. When the first green shoots appeared and the grain began to form, the thistles showed up, too.
"The farmhands came to the farmer and said, 'Master, that was clean seed you planted, wasn't it?
Where did these thistles come from?'
"He answered, 'Some enemy did this.'
"The farmhands asked, 'Should we weed out the thistles?'
"He said, 'No, if you weed the thistles, you'll pull up the wheat, too. Let them grow together until harvest time. Then I'll instruct the harvesters to pull up the thistles and tie them in bundles for the fire, then gather the wheat and put it in the barn.'"
Jesus in Matthew 13:24-30

“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.”
The Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9

Pastors attempt to explain killings

Calgary Herald June 2/08

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November 23, 2011
@tinyfury69 this wasn't a case of domestic abuse. The killings were the result of Lall experiencing a psychotic episode that nobody expected or saw coming. Up until then he was seen as a standout father, husband, and employee. While it is good to encourage others to support domestic abuse aids, this particular situation should encourage people to support the treatment of mental illness.
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February 23, 2011
An omnipotent deity would not need to use suffering to achieve any greater goods. Your piss-poor, specious arguments have been refuted. :P
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May 09, 2010
Ok, hes tried in a very clumsy way to explain human suffering is the result of free will. But that doesnt explain tectonic plate shifting, how is the suffering of earth quakes, hurricanes, human will, and cancer and bacteria. Why does a tiny parasite embed itself in a fly so that its feces can be ingested by a child that makes it go blind, just to be shat out to start the process all over again. Is that Gods plan?
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November 06, 2008
I live in calgary and I remember when this happend, (its right by my friends house) and it was so bad that the police we even crying while trying to tell the news what happened. Please support domestic abuse aids. It helps when people have somewhere to go that is safe when they are involved in an abusive relationship.
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Matthew 13:24-30,2 Corinthians 12:7-9,grow,help

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