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Re: Does God set us up?? Spriggy

Posted by Declan on July 30, 2005, at 7:27:56

In reply to Does God set us up??, posted by Spriggy on June 7, 2005, at 15:13:19

I dunno, Spriggy. Your story brings Job to mind to me. And, well I know there will be disagreement but....God set Job up. God sees Satan, says what are you up to? Satan says 'walking up and down the earth', God says 'Take a look at Job' It seems to be a wager between God and Satan about whether Job's faith is dependant on his good fortune. And to test his faith everything Job has goes ('only do not touch him'). I know he gets it all back, new animals and maybe children, is it? Still, it's not the same. And the final answer that God gives Job is not reassuring to rationalist ears ('Where wast thou when I created heaven and earth?') Anyway my favourite book in the Bible, after Ecclesiastes.
I didn't know you had an autistic son. My brother is autistic.
What you say about God requiring you to trust him in new ways sounds like radical acceptance, ie maybe transformative




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