Follow Up: I answer Steve Jobs' question and your questions raised by the post

Does God know about this and what’s going to happen to those children?

Does God know about this and what’s going to happen to those children?

Yesterday, a reader asked me to answer Steve Jobs’ question from this blog post.

Steve Jobs’ question:

“Well, does God know about this and what’s going to happen to those children?”

The minister replied:

“Steve, I know you don’t understand, but yes, God knows about that.”

My answer:

God knew these children. God knew each one’s name. God knew their suffering.

God used the evil choices of man to bring these children to a place where they would never know hunger. They would never know pain again. They would never again know loneliness. They would never cry again. Ever. They would never face evil.

What happened to those young children? They were ushered into eternity and have been in His presence since their death. God cares for them in His house.

Does God see man’s evil? Yes!

Does God give man the choice of good and evil? Yes!

We cannot want a God who gives us a choice, but removes evil choices and leaves only good choices. Either He allows us to choose evil and good.

Man chose sin over God. Sin separated man from God. God gives man a choice to respond to Him or reject Him. These who were obliterated in Nigeria, God knew everyone by name. He will hold those accountable

He is the Judge of the whole earth. He will always do right.

A reader asked 💬 :

God knew those children would face that abject poverty (just as He knows some will choose to go to Hell). So . . . knowing that, why did He create the people who would ultimately be in those situations?

I replied:

Steve Jobs asked why didn’t God do something about the evil which produced the terror in Biafra — Coastal Nigeria in 1968.

God also knows, on every continent, who will live in opulence and go to Hell. Why did He create those who chose to be, and are rich, to only know comfort and ease, to go to hell? Hell is still hell no matter the living conditions on earth.

God created man (poor or rich) in His image. He wired every man for light. (John 1:9) He sent His children on a mission to tell the world (Mark 16:15) He will adopt everyone in His family. (Galatians 4:4-5)

The rich and poor must be told the gospel. The rich and poor must obey the gospel. The rich and poor must have people sent to tell them the Gospel.

Man’s evil choice killed children. We cannot have a God who permits selective choices based on a provisional code of morality. And who, based on a provisional code of morality, remove choices.

A reader’s thought 💬 :

If any person keeps a wrong idea from age 14 to build their life decisions on as an adult SHAME ON THEMSELVES...

I replied:

I made a life decision based on a decision when I was four. I built my life on this choice; I chose Christ.

The original article from LIFE Magazine article which Steve Jobs read is found here. {Warning: Images are Disturbing}

How would you answer Steve Jobs’ question? We must always have an answer. 1 Peter 3:15