According to Religious Scholars God’s characteristics are fueled by four key elements—and his ideology has a purpose.
Omniscience: having infinite knowledge—knowing all things.
Omnipresence: present in all places—at the same time.
Omnipotence: all powerful—having unlimited power or authority.
Omnificent: creator of all things—seen and unseen.
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord (Jer. 9:24).
The Black Death in the mid 14 century killed over one hundred million men, women, and children—which was 40% or more of Europe’s population. The plague was a slow agonizing death that took sometimes weeks before an individual would die in suffering and pain. It took close to 200 years for Europe to recover. God’s Purpose Was?
Many European countries from 1400 to 1900 played a major role in The American Colonization of both North and South America. Through conquest, disease, Mother Nature, forced migration, wars, slavery, and religion, (approx) one hundred and twenty million people died during the settlements of the Americas. God’s Purpose Was?
The Spanish Influenza (or flu) from March 1918 until June 20th, killed more people in one year than the Black Death did in 4 years. Over 25% of the world’s population was infected and close to eighty-two million people; mostly young men, woman, and children died. God’s Purpose Was?
Over six million Jewish men, woman, and children (God’s chosen people) died in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. God’s Purpose Was?
Over 200 handicapped children in an upper mid-western school for the deaf were sexually abused by a priest and his aid from 1950 to 1974. God’s Purpose Was?
The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 killed over eight hundred thousand people in just three months—which was 20% of the country’s population. It was discovered later that the woman and children were raped first—then hacked to death by machetes. God’s Purpose Was?
Two hundred and seventy thousand men, woman, and children died during the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.
That’s over a quarter of a million people who were mostly from poor 3rd world countries. God’s Purpose Was?
The coronavirus started in China sometime in December 2019. As of Saturday November 28, 2020—over thirteen million people in America alone have been impacted by the virus in some manner. Sixty-Two million worldwide.
I am not blaming God for these atrocities and tragedies—but the lack of one.
Ivan P. Kovak