Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Guilty or Not Guilty???
Q: Why is there so much suffering in the world and what kind of God would allow it to happen?
A: The Holocaust was a big affect in history. The world is still suffering because history is repeating itself all over the world today. Honestly, what God would let it happen? That question is beyond us. No kind of God should let it happen! Its still happening and He shouldn’t be allowing it.
Q: Is God punishing the Jews?
A: In away He is and in away He isn’t. He shouldn’t be punishing them because He has no right too. They believe that Jesus wasn’t the Son of God. So we can see both ways where God could be punishing the Jews and where He couldn’t be punishing them.
Q: Does the punishment fit the crime?
A: The Jews didn’t do anything to hurt anyone. They were living their lives the way they wanted. Even though they had different religious beliefs, it shouldn’t be a crime. They didn’t do anything at all to anyone.
Q: Is their suffering a test of faith?
A: Yes, because they lived through hell and were being tortured to death in the cold and blazing hot weather. They thought God was making them go through the living hell that they did.
Q: If God is so powerful, why does He not help His people?
A: Because God wanted to test them, He wanted to see how much faith they actual had. God does this everyday, and it is different measures for everyone. He tests us to see how much we believe in Him, because in the end, He will show us how much he can do for us if we believe in Him. For the Jews at that time, they were brought out of the Holocaust, because there were many that still believed in Him. That is the power of God.
Q: Is Judaism a religion or a race?
A: To religious people, it is, but to regular people who don’t have any real religion, it is a race, so it can look at two different ways. We all think that it is just a religion.
Q: How did the Nazis determine who was Jewish and who was not?
A: By looking at family records, or just how the people lived their normal lives. It was easy to just to walk in to a village and tell if it was a Jewish community or not. Obviously if they had blonde hair and blue eyes they weren’t Jewish. They had to have dark hair and green or brown eyes.
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