Because we break His commandments and fail to properly love and serve Him.
We kick Him out of our lives and then wonder why He allows our wickedness to bear evil fruit.
If we didn't have suffering, evil and injustices as a result of the choices of humanity, we couldn't say that humanity ever had free will. God doesn't cause the suffering, but he allows it as a consequence of sin in the world (not necessarily an individuals sin.)
brigott and Freunlaven,
Well said, both of you.
 February 20, 2015 at 10:51am
Pray for God’s Kingdom to come – for God’s will to be done – real soon.
 February 16, 2015 at 10:19pm
It is important to know what the Bible actually says.
It also important to know what it does not say.
February 16, 2015 at 10:14pm
This is how the NWT renders Matt. 28:18-20;
Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.”
“In the name of the Father”. We know Jesus has a name but why does Christendom hide Jesus’ Father’s name?
February 16, 2015 at 10:02pm
Evidently, before Adam sinned, his Creator God spoke directly to Adam in the garden. However, after sin entered the world, Jehovah God, being Holy would not speak directly with fallen man but used angelic messenger’s to give direction to humankind.
February 16, 2015 at 9:36pm
Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV) says;
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me”.
Who gave Jesus the” authority” ?
Could it have been his Father?
February 13, 2015 at 3:34pm
 February 13, 2015 at 3:31pm
Libertarian – “The greatest value religious belief has is the comfort it brings its adherents when little comfort otherwise can be found.”
You are right and that comfort can be had for those who want the knowledge, for those who seek it.
17 This is what Jehovah says, your Repurchaser, the Holy One of Israel:
“I, Jehovah, am your God,
The One teaching you to benefit yourself,
The One guiding you in the way you should walk.
18 If only you would pay attention to my commandments!
Then your peace would become just like a river
And your righteousness like the waves of the sea – Isaiah 48:17-18
Where people go wrong is in not paying attention to God’s Word the Bible. They do not want to change their ways and views, preferring to hold on to their traditions born of error. So I agree, there will be no peace issuing from the worlds proliferation of religions.
February 6, 2015 at 9:53am
A valet in a red shirt, serving his brother.
February 6, 2015 at 9:41am
Different languages pronounce the names of individuals differently.
In your wisdom and great knowledge, how would you pronounce God’s Name in English using the Tetragrammaton as a source?
 February 4, 2015 at 9:27pm
Accurate information concerning the Name of God…….