Loving God?

If you’re LDS or any flavor of Christian for that matter, could you please explain this to me, from the perspective of a loving father in heaven?

31 children, between the ages of 1 and 5, died in a fire at a day care facility in Mexico today.

Is this just one of the trials we have to face in order to be brought closer to god?

I can already hear those who will thank their “loving” god for saving the kids who just happened to have been picked up that day and avoided this horrific, painful death.

3 comments to Loving God?

  • Bob

    I’m LDS, but I admit I have no clue. I do take some comfort, however, in the following quote.

    “[T]he only difference between the old and young dying is, one lives longer in heaven [the spirit world] and eternal light and glory than the other, and is freed a little sooner from this miserable wicked world. Notwithstanding all this glory, we for a moment lose sight of it, and mourn the loss, but we do not mourn as those without hope.” – Joseph Smith

  • admin

    Hi Bob,

    I’m curious to know how that gives you any comfort. These children suffered unimaginable amounts of pain at the hands of your savior!
    Doesn’t that cause any amount of doubts in your mind to whether they are living in “eternal light and glory” after they died, I mean, if he’s capable of allowing something like this?

    If that’s really the case, as I stated before in my post about LDS Baptism, why not just end your own child’s life, then?
    If you can reconcile at all this god’s atrocious killing of these kids on one hand, and giving them eternal peace on the other, the logic follows that children are much better off dead than alive.

    If that’s what this hope leads you to believe, then I want none of it, thank you.

    Thanks for the comment, but I am appalled at anyone who can speak out at all and excuse the actions of their “savior” in light of news like this.

    Cheers.

  • May

    Unfortunately, that is one of the questions that we cannot discover the answer to on this side of the veil. I believe, though, that those children simply came to earth to attain their bodies, but they were needed on the other side more. Maybe I’m wrong. But that’s what I think when I hear about young children dying.

    I think that way, though, for a reason. When I was in high school and attending seminary, my teachers son died. He was freshly returned from his mission, and getting things together to start attending school in the fall. He was epileptic, and had a seizure one night when he sleeping on his stomach. He suffocated to death. On testimony meeting a couple months later, she told us of reading his Patriarchal Blessing, in which it told him and them (though none of them knew what it meant at the time of the blessing) that this is what was supposed to happen. I unfortunately cannot remember the exact words that she used, being this was about 10 years ago… But I remember that day distinctly. She, and the rest of his family, knew that he was called back to our Father to teach.

    It’s horrible, yes, the way they died. There’s no doubting that. I can’t say, or even begin to speculate, why they died in such a manner. But there must have been some reason for it. We’ll just have to wait and find out.

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