Could you show the link between God and the famine please? Do we not have any human influence in this issue? Not to be rude but you have the issue of God's sovereignty inaccurate.
Actually, I don't think I have his 'sovereignty' inaccurate at all.
God, this creature that is believed to exist by 33% of the population, is supposed to be all loving, yet he allows horrible things to happen, such as the child in the picture. Why? I don't get it. Even if he does work through people one who is supposed to be all loving with get it through his all-knowing head that famine is not getting any better. God is sssssssssssoooooooooooooo busy answering your prayers and blessing your life, yet has not once lifted a finger to end famine though he could. As George Carlin said, "he deserved to be out on his all-powerful ass a long time ago".
And I never said there was a link between god and famine. I said there is a link between famine and what god can do, but decides not too.
God works through people, you can search the whole bible and this will be evident. HE ALWAYS HAD TO USE A PERSON TO ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSE ON EARTH! Moses, Isaiah, Paul, you name them, always through a person, VERIFY THIS FOR YOURSELF if you do not believe me.
Yeah, yeah. I know. He works through people. People are required to spread his word. But there is just so much bad in the world today that god should step in and take action himself to end the bad, and not leave it up to his employees.
To say he works through people is a cop-out of an answer. "Oh, that surgeon saved my life. Thank you God!". No need to thank god, just thank the men and women who sacrificed 10+ years of their lives in school to preform a surgery correctly. Not to mention the same men and women who after school give up so much of their ffree time for others to become Doctors. Same with getting a job or finding your car keys. As for those biblical names you mentioned, how can I verify it for myself if I don't believe a word the bible says?
Your reply is typical, and I was expecting it. However, you should be ashamed for defending such a god. And it's selfish of you to do so at the risk of disappointing god by pointing out his flaws so you can go to heaven, a place which might not exist. Because all you are running on is that you think it does. And all you are running on is that you think he does exist, however you have no proof he does. However, my question to you is this: How come my life is so great even though I constantly spit in god's face, yet a child who has never heard of your imaginary savior gets no chance at a life? The punishment doesn't add up at all. And you will probably give me the answer that the starving children have a place in heaven, but remember: Jesus even said he was the way, the truth and the life, and no one comes to god but through him (John:14:6). And don't give me the 'age of accountability' argument, because having read and taught the bible when I was a christian I never heard of such a thing in the bible. Perhaps I am wrong.
When I look at the picture I posted I ask myself "would an all loving god allow for this to happen"? My answer is no, he wouldn't. Also, as I said in my earlier post, that god being all-knowing would know that child would suffer so he should have done something about it a long time ago before calling his creation 'good' as he did in Genesis 1:31.
The Earth and the Universe is far from good. Though it's pretty amazing there are horrible things happening that mankind just cannot prevent. Disease, natural disasters. Adding up to number of deaths those two alone have caused since god supposedly created the universe 6000 years ago would be in the millions, or billions.
God's standards must be pretty low, unless, of course you want to get to heaven, on which he has very high standards a person must live up too to spending an eternity with him.