Can you put whatever you can find in your mouth for your headache just as long as you sincerely believe it is an aspirin?
Of course not. But why not? Because there is a medicine for headaches, and it works. You can sincerely believe eating popcorn will make your headache go away – your sincerity won’t change the truth. Only headache medicine works.
There is only one true God for every nation and every tongue on earth – the one and only true God is not:
Just like the simple example above, you can follow any path you may choose but there is only one true path. The other paths, no matter how attractive they may seem, cannot lead you to the one true God.
People have created almost unlimited “little ‘g’ gods” – but those gods did not create you and the world you live in, those gods not love you so much as to send their only Son to die in your place – the God of the Bible is the one who meets the criteria of the one true God.
The Holy Bible reveals to us this one true God who is the Creator of all things. He has many names
Lion of the Tribe of Judah
And many more but all these names relate to the one God.
Some might say something like, “This is hurtful and selfish of you to claim, ‘your god’ is the only true God.” The answer is simple: is it more loving to tell someone they can take anything for their headache, and they will all be the same so long as they sincerely believe? Or is it more loving and truthful to give them the one true answer? Of course, we are compelled to stay with the one God who is God.
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We know that God is real because He has revealed Himself to us in three ways: in creation, in His Word, and in His Son, Jesus Christ.
The most basic proof of God’s existence is simply what He has made. “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1).
If I found a wristwatch in the middle of a field, I would not assume that it just “appeared” out of nowhere or that it had always existed. Based on the watch’s design, I would assume it had a designer. But there is far greater design and precision in the world around us. Our measurement of time is not based on wristwatches, but on God’s handiwork—the regular rotation of the earth (and the radioactive properties of the cesium-133 atom). The universe displays great design, and this argues for a Great Designer.
If I found an encoded message, I would seek out a cryptographer to help break the code. My assumption would be that there is an intelligent sender of the message, someone who created the code. How complex is the DNA “code” that we carry in every cell of our bodies? Does not the complexity and purpose of DNA argue for an Intelligent Writer of the code?
Not only has God made an intricate and finely tuned physical world; He has also instilled a sense of eternity in the heart of every person (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Mankind has an innate perception that there is more to life than meets the eye, that there is an existence higher than this earthly routine. Our sense of eternity manifests itself in at least two ways: law-making and worship.
Every civilization throughout history has valued certain moral laws, which are surprisingly similar from culture to culture. For example, the ideal of love is universally esteemed, while the act of lying is universally condemned. This common morality—this global understanding of right and wrong—points to a Supreme Moral Being who gave us such scruples.
In the same way, people all over the world, regardless of culture, have always cultivated a system of worship. The object of worship may vary, but the sense of a “higher power” is an undeniable part of being human. Our propensity to worship accords with the fact that God created us “in His own image” (Genesis 1:27).
God has also revealed Himself to us through His Word, the Bible. Throughout Scripture, the existence of God is treated as a self-evident fact (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14). When Benjamin Franklin wrote his autobiography, he did not waste time trying to prove his own existence. Likewise, God does not spend much time proving His existence in His book. The life-changing nature of the Bible, its integrity, and the miracles which accompanied its writing should be enough to warrant a closer look.
The third way in which God revealed Himself is through His Son, Jesus Christ (John 14:6-11). “In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1,14; see also Colossians 2:9).
In Jesus’ amazing life, He kept the entire Old Testament law perfectly and fulfilled the prophecies concerning the Messiah (Matthew 5:17). He performed countless acts of compassion and public miracles to authenticate His message and bear witness to His deity (John 21:24-25). Then, three days after His crucifixion, He rose from the dead, a fact affirmed by hundreds of eyewitnesses (1 Corinthians 15:6). The historical record abounds with “proof” of who Jesus is. As the Apostle Paul said, this thing “was not done in a corner” (Acts 26:26).
We realize that there will always be skeptics who have their own ideas concerning God and will read the evidence accordingly. And there will be some whom no amount of proof will convince (Psalm 14:1). It all comes down to faith (Hebrews 11:6).
The fact that God gave us the Bible is an evidence and illustration of His love for us. The term “revelation” simply means that God communicated to mankind what He is like and how we can have a right relationship with Him. These are things that we could not have known had God not divinely revealed them to us in the Bible. Although God’s revelation of Himself in the Bible was given progressively over approximately 1500 years, it has always contained everything man needs to know about God in order to have a right relationship with Him. If the Bible is truly the Word of God, then it is the final authority for all matters of faith, religious practice, and morals.
The question we must ask ourselves is how can we know that the Bible is the Word of God and not just a good book? What is unique about the Bible that sets it apart from all other religious books ever written? Is there any evidence that the Bible is truly God’s Word? These types of questions must be seriously examined if we are to determine the validity of the Bible’s claim to be the very Word of God, divinely inspired, and totally sufficient for all matters of faith and practice. There can be no doubt that the Bible does claim to be the very Word of God. This is clearly seen in Paul’s commendation to Timothy: “… from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
There are both internal and external evidences that the Bible is truly God’s Word. The internal evidences are those things within the Bible that testify of its divine origin. One of the first internal evidences that the Bible is truly God’s Word is seen in its unity. Even though it is really sixty-six individual books, written on three continents, in three different languages, over a period of approximately 1500 years, by more than 40 authors who came from many walks of life, the Bible remains one unified book from beginning to end without contradiction. This unity is unique from all other books and is evidence of the divine origin of the words which God moved men to record.
Another of the internal evidences that indicates the Bible is truly God’s Word is the prophecies contained within its pages. The Bible contains hundreds of detailed prophecies relating to the future of individual nations including Israel, certain cities, and mankind. Other prophecies concern the coming of One who would be the Messiah, the Savior of all who would believe in Him. Unlike the prophecies found in other religious books or those by men such as Nostradamus, biblical prophecies are extremely detailed. There are over three hundred prophecies concerning Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. Not only was it foretold where He would be born and His lineage, but also how He would die and that He would rise again. There simply is no logical way to explain the fulfilled prophecies in the Bible other than by divine origin. There is no other religious book with the extent or type of predictive prophecy that the Bible contains.
A third internal evidence of the divine origin of the Bible is its unique authority and power. While this evidence is more subjective than the first two, it is no less a powerful testimony of the divine origin of the Bible. The Bible’s authority is unlike any other book ever written. This authority and power are best seen in the way countless lives have been transformed by the supernatural power of God’s Word. Drug addicts have been cured by it, homosexuals set free by it, derelicts and deadbeats transformed by it, hardened criminals reformed by it, sinners rebuked by it, and hate turned to love by it. The Bible does possess a dynamic and transforming power that is only possible because it is truly God’s Word.
There are also external evidences that indicate the Bible is truly the Word of God. One is the historicity of the Bible. Because the Bible details historical events, its truthfulness and accuracy are subject to verification like any other historical document. Through both archaeological evidences and other writings, the historical accounts of the Bible have been proven time and time again to be accurate and true. In fact, all the archaeological and manuscript evidence supporting the Bible makes it the best-documented book from the ancient world. The fact that the Bible accurately and truthfully records historically verifiable events is a great indication of its truthfulness when dealing with religious subjects and doctrines and helps substantiate its claim to be the very Word of God.
Another external evidence that the Bible is truly God’s Word is the integrity of its human authors. As mentioned earlier, God used men from many walks of life to record His words. In studying the lives of these men, we find them to be honest and sincere. The fact that they were willing to die often excruciating deaths for what they believed testifies that these ordinary yet honest men truly believed God had spoken to them. The men who wrote the New Testament and many hundreds of other believers (1 Corinthians 15:6) knew the truth of their message because they had seen and spent time with Jesus Christ after He had risen from the dead. Seeing the risen Christ had a tremendous impact on them. They went from hiding in fear to being willing to die for the message God had revealed to them. Their lives and deaths testify to the fact that the Bible truly is God’s Word.
A final external evidence that the Bible is truly God’s Word is the indestructibility of the Bible. Because of its importance and its claim to be the very Word of God, the Bible has suffered more vicious attacks and attempts to destroy it than any other book in history. From early Roman Emperors like Diocletian, through communist dictators and on to modern-day atheists and agnostics, the Bible has withstood and outlasted all of its attackers and is still today the most widely published book in the world.
Throughout time, skeptics have regarded the Bible as mythological, but archeology has confirmed it as historical. Opponents have attacked its teaching as primitive and outdated, but its moral and legal concepts and teachings have had a positive influence on societies and cultures throughout the world. It continues to be attacked by pseudo-science, psychology, and political movements, yet it remains just as true and relevant today as it was when it was first written. It is a book that has transformed countless lives and cultures throughout the last 2000 years. No matter how its opponents try to attack, destroy, or discredit it, the Bible remains; its veracity and impact on lives is unmistakable. The accuracy which has been preserved despite every attempt to corrupt, attack, or destroy it is clear testimony to the fact that the Bible is truly God’s Word and is supernaturally protected by Him. It should not surprise us that, no matter how the Bible is attacked, it always comes out unchanged and unscathed. After all, Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Mark 13:31). After looking at the evidence, one can say without a doubt that, yes, the Bible is truly God’s Word. (from GotQuestions.org)
Additional notes worth considering:
First and foremost is the Bible itself. A thorough reading of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation (the entire Bible from first book to last) is the very strongest evidence that the Holy Bible is in fact the Word of God given to people. I encourage anyone to read it with an open heart, asking God to show himself to you through his Word.
Second, the Bible’s existence from thousands of years before Christ to the present reflects a strong historical basis for reliability. There is strong archaeological evidence as well. There are far more manuscripts to support the books of the Bible than any other ancient writings, religious and otherwise.
Never in the history of people has a thing been more thoroughly investigated than the Holy Bible. It has sold far more than any other book, ever. It has been translated into more languages than any other writing in the history of mankind.
The strongest indicators of the Holy Bible being the true Word of God comes from the wording in the Bible. The Holy Bible is filled with accounts of miracles performed by God. There is strong historical and archaeological evidence to support those miracles. The Bible’s claim to absolute inspired truth is in its supernatural evidence, including prophecy. God used prophets to speak and write down His Word and God uses miracles like fulfilled prophecy to authenticate His messengers. For example, in Genesis 12:7 God promises that the land of Israel was to be for Abraham and his descendants. In 1948 Israel was returned to the Jewish people for the second time in history. This may not seem so astonishing until you realize that no nation in the history of the world has been scattered from its homeland and returned! Israel has done it twice. The book of Daniel predicts with accuracy the coming of the four great kingdoms from Babylon, to Medo-Persia, to Greece, to Rome centuries before some of those kingdoms came on the scene with details concerning how they would rule and be broken. This includes the reigns of Alexander the Great and Antiochus Epiphanies.
In the Bible book of Ezekiel in Chapter 26 we can see in astonishing detail how the city of Tyre was to be destroyed, how it would be torn down, and how its debris would be thrown into the sea. When Alexander the Great marched on that area, he encountered a group of people holed up in a tower on an island off the coast near there. He could not cross the sea, so he could not fight those in the tower. Rather than wait them out, the proud conqueror had his army throw stones into the sea to build a land bridge to the tower. It worked. His army crossed the sea and overthrew the occupants of the stronghold. But where did he get so much stone? The rocks that were used for the land bridge were the leftover rubble from the city of Tyre . . . its stones cast into the sea!
There are so many prophecies concerning Christ (over 270!) that it would take more than a few screens worth of space to list them all. Further, Jesus would have had no control over many of them such as His birthplace or time of birth. Second, the odds of one man accidentally fulfilling even 16 of these are 1 in 10^45. How many is that? For comparison, there are less than 10^82 atoms in the entire universe! And Jesus, who affirmed the Bible as the Word of God, proved His reliability and deity by His resurrection (an historical fact not easily ignored).
The sources for the above are: The Holy Bible, other ancient writings including writings not from Christian or religious sources and much of this is quoted from gotquestions.org).
Jesus is a real person. He is one of the most complicated, discussed, and revered of historical figures. Most scholars, Christian, non-Christian, and secular alike, believe that there was a historical Jesus. The evidence is overwhelming. Jesus was written about by ancient historians, including Josephus and Tacitus. From an historical standpoint, there is hardly any question: there really was a man named Jesus who lived in first-century Israel.
The Old Testament predicted the Messiah, a real person who would deliver Israel from their enemies. The Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), of the tribe of David (Genesis 49:10). He was to be a prophet akin to Moses (Deuteronomy 18:18), a herald of good news (Isaiah 61:1), and a healer of maladies (Isaiah 35:5–6). The Messiah would be a godly Servant who suffered before entering His glory (Isaiah 53). Jesus is the real person who really fulfilled these prophecies.
The New Testament contains hundreds of references to Jesus Christ as a real person. The earliest gospel may have been written within 10 years of Jesus’ death, and the earliest of Paul’s epistles was written about 25 years after Jesus’ death. This is important because it means that, as the gospels were circulating, there were plenty of eyewitnesses still alive who could verify the truth of the gospel accounts (see 1 Corinthians 15:6).
The manuscript evidence for the authenticity of the New Testament is overwhelming: there are about 25,000 early manuscripts of the New Testament. In comparison, the Gallic Wars written by Caesar in the first century BC, only has 10 early manuscripts existing—and the earliest one of those was written 1,000 years after the original. Similarly, Aristotle’s Poetics only has five early manuscripts in existence, dating to 1,400 years after the original. Those who doubt that Jesus is real must also question the existence of Julius Caesar and Aristotle.
Outside of the Bible, Jesus is mentioned in the Quran and in the writings of Judaism, Gnosticism, and Hinduism. Early historians considered Jesus to be real. The first-century Roman historian Tacitus mentioned the followers of Christ. Flavius Josephus, an ancient Jewish historian, refers to Christ in his Antiquities of the Jews. Other references to Jesus exist in the writings of Suetonius, chief secretary to Emperor Hadrian; Julius Africanus, quoting the historian Thallus; Lucian of Samosata, a second-century Greek writer; Pliny the Younger; and Mara Bar-Serapion.
No other historical figure has had as much impact on the world as Jesus Christ. Whether one uses BC (Before Christ) or BCE (Before Common Era), the whole Western dating system is measured from one event: the birth of Jesus, a real person. In the name of Jesus have been founded countless orphanages, hospitals, clinics, schools, universities, homeless shelters, emergency relief agencies, and other charitable organizations. Millions of people can give personal testimonies of Jesus’ continuing work in their own lives.
There is overwhelming evidence that Jesus is real, both in secular and biblical history. Perhaps the greatest evidence that Jesus existed and that He did what the Bible says He did is the testimony of the early church. Literally thousands of Christians in the first century, including the twelve apostles, were willing to give their lives as martyrs for the gospel of Jesus Christ. People will die for what they believe to be true, but no one will die for what they know to be a lie.
We are called to have faith—not a blind faith in a make-believe story—but genuine faith in a real Person who lived in a real place in a real time in history. This Man, who proved His divine origin through the signs He performed and the prophecies He fulfilled, died on a Roman cross, was buried in a Jewish tomb, and rose again for our justification. Jesus is real. “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29).
First, as with the Holy Bible, it is the personal relationship with Jesus today that is the incontrovertible evidence of the reality of Jesus the Messiah who died on a cross about two thousand years ago. There is a quote from C. S. Lewis (a Christian who was formerly atheist) “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” This says so well what has been the experience of billions of people over two thousand years.
In a courtroom eyewitness testimony is important. There were more than 500 eyewitnesses to Jesus’ resurrection. The most compelling evidence is found here:
- The followers of Jesus put their lives on the line when they wrote / spoke in support of Jesus. They not only did this, but they also almost all paid with their lives, and none ever refuted their support for Jesus even when faced with death.
- If the witnesses to the existence of Jesus were writing a fanciful story, who would choose such a story as is told in the scriptures concerning the life and times of both Jesus and his disciples / followers.
- God himself arranged for witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection that generally were considered the least reliable witnesses (by the standard of that day which we don’t endorse but nevertheless the standards did exist). If there was an effort to falsify, other witnesses perceived to be more reliable would have been chosen.
- The testimony of the witnesses, as contained in the scriptures (Bible) do not paint a picture one would choose to paint of oneself. Not only that, but the fact that the Gospel accounts are not the same (such as would happen if they colluded to deceive). They are the same in truth, but the facts observed are different from one to another exactly as would be the case if you had multiple people observing the same event today.
If we go outside of those who were personal eyewitnesses to the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, we yet find strong evidence for Jesus. However, the non-Christian historical evidence for the existence of Jesus Christ is so overwhelming that few today seek to try and question his historical existence.
Among scholars of the New Testament of the Christian Bible though, there is little disagreement that Jesus actually lived. Lawrence Mykytiuk, an associate professor of library science at Purdue University and author of a 2015 Biblical Archaeology Review article on the extra-biblical evidence of Jesus, notes that there was no debate about the issue in ancient times either. “Jewish rabbis who did not like Jesus or his followers accused him of being a magician and leading people astray,” he says, “but they never said he didn’t exist.”
No Archeological Evidence?
The cited lack of archaeological evidence for Jesus should carry no real weight. Why? Because the lack of archaeological evidence for the existence of people from that time period is limited to the ones in positions of great power. See the following:
“The reality is that we don’t have archaeological records for virtually anyone who lived in Jesus’s time and place,” says University of North Carolina religious studies professor Bart D. Ehrman, author of Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth. “The lack of evidence does not mean a person at the time didn’t exist. It means that she or he, like 99.99% of the rest of the world at the time, made no impact on the archaeological record.”
Clearly, the four Gospels of the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) have the most detailed record of the life and death of Jesus. Those writings were made when many eyewitnesses were still alive.
“These are all Christian and are obviously and understandably biased in what they report, and have to be evaluated very critically indeed to establish any historically reliable information,” Ehrman says. “But their central claims about Jesus as a historical figure—a Jew, with followers, executed on orders of the Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, during the reign of the Emperor Tiberius—are borne out by later sources with a completely different set of biases.”
Again, as stated at the beginning, the greatest evidence for the reality of Jesus as shown in the Bible is to read the Biblical accounts and allow God to guide one into a personal saving relationship with Jesus. The evidence to anyone who does is indisputably overwhelming.
Humanity needs a Savior. To give an exhaustive answer to why we need a Savior would require encyclopedic volumes of information. In our limited space, we will present some ideas, based on what the Bible says, about why we need a Savior.
First, let us understand the term we in this question to be technically inclusive; that is, when we say, “we need a Savior,” we mean that every person who has ever lived needs a Savior. Also, we should note that the term savior enjoys a somewhat broad use in the Bible; anyone who performs an act of rescue or deliverance may be designated as a “savior”—examples include the judges Othniel and Ehud (Judges 3:9, 15). God Himself (and not just Jesus specifically) is also called “Savior” (Isaiah 43:11; 45:21–22; 60:16). In this article, to avoid confusion, we will use the word Savior to designate Jesus Christ.
The reason we need a Savior has its roots in the nature of God and the nature of man: first, the Bible says God has a plan and human beings are critical to that plan. Second, God is holy, and He cannot abide sin. Third, every human being has sinned, and every human has an intrinsic sin nature.
The difficulty for us is that living with God requires sinless perfection, and none of us is perfect. So God cannot accomplish His goals without first fixing humankind. That is why we need a Savior—and Scripture identifies Him as Jesus Christ (Luke 2:11; Titus 2:13–14).
We need the Savior, Jesus, because we need to be made holy: “without holiness no one will see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). Jesus does not simply make us better people; nor does He boost our godliness or augment our holiness—we have none to begin with. Rather, He makes us completely new creatures (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15).
The plan of God for humankind. We need a Savior because God plans for us to bring Him glory (Isaiah 43:7) and enjoy His fellowship forever (Psalm 27:4). He desires to conform us to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).
The Self-Existent One did not create the cosmos to entertain Himself. He did so to cultivate relationships with beings made in His image (see Genesis 1:27). God (as a social and moral agent) desires to have His creation love Him and thrive. The fact that we (as volitional beings) fell into sin and rebellion means that we need a Savior, or God’s plan for us cannot be realized. In His love, God sent the Savior—His only begotten Son—so He could fit us for eternity and showcase His glory.
The holiness of God. With over 900 biblical references to the holiness of God, its importance to His creation cannot be overstated. The Bible teaches that we should pursue holiness (1 Peter 1:15).
Jesus taught that we should approach God with the understanding that He is holy (Matthew 6:9). We need a Savior because God is too pure to abide sinfulness: “Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing” (Habakkuk 1:13). Without a Savior, God’s word to us would only be “away from me, you evildoers!” (Matthew 7:23).
The sinfulness of humankind. In Romans 3:10–18 Paul brings passages from Psalms and Isaiah into a discussion of the law. In so doing he uses Scripture to conclude with confidence that every person has sinned (Romans 3:23). Every person therefore requires remediation. We cannot cast off our sin any more than a leopard can change its spots (Jeremiah 13:23). “There is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10; cf. Psalm 14:1).
God says in no uncertain terms that everyone is a sinner, even the ones who don’t think they are (see 1 John 1:8). What this means is that everyone needs a Savior, even the ones who don’t think they do.
The necessity of a Savior. The necessity of a Savior. To summarize, God has a plan. It is perfect, and He won’t change His mind about executing it. His plan involves us humans, though, and we are sinners through and through. Since God is holy, He cannot tolerate the presence of sin, and, unless He somehow cleanses us, it is impossible for Him to work His eternal plan with us. Those who are not cleansed—those who are not saved—must be separated from God for all eternity. God’s solution: offer the perfect sacrifice, once and for all, to cleanse us of sin and reconcile us to Himself. This He did with His Son on the cross.
We need a Savior because we cannot save ourselves. We need a Savior because, without Christ, we are described as “having no hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12, ESV).
We need a Savior, and God has provided one. Jesus saved us as a demonstration of God’s love and as a function of His mercy. Now, “having been justified by his grace, we . . . become heirs having the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:7). Jesus’ sacrifice unlocked everything for us—and if there were any other way for God to work His plan without compromise, He would have chosen that over the humiliation of the cross (see Luke 22:42). The fact that Jesus did indeed die on the cross is proof enough that we need a Savior.
I assume you are asking why there is suffering in the world? First, I certainly don't have all the answers but I do know where to turn to and so I don't rely on me but on God. If that is the question I would first say that no one has a complete answer to that. Here is what I do know: We live in a fallen world where sin exists. People do bad things to other people every day. Where there is sin there are troubles. God has promised a definite end to all suffering and we can count on that with absolute assurance. In spite of the pain and suffering that exists, I have seen over and over how God works through very difficult circumstances to accomplish God sized things that we could never imagine would come from such a difficulty. Here is another thing I know, from what God has said and what I have personally seen: God is good in every way - if I could completely take in all that God is and all that he does he would not be God. I know his goodness and so I can know that even when I don't understand I can trust God. A couple of examples from everyday life: First, parents do many things that the children consider as 'hurtful' that have a long term goal of the good of the child. They are not 'fun' at the time but the end results can be very productive. Failing to provide parenting that involves some hurt and heartache for children results in much greater harm than what they would otherwise experience. We learn almost nothing when everything goes our way - when we are on 'easy street' so to speak. We learn life's most precious lessons and truths from some of the darkest moments in life. Just as physically we have to go through pain to realize gain in our conditioning, this principle also applies to spiritual matters. God is sovereign - he is in full ultimate authority over all things. There are things that happen that I don't understand. However, I know God and I know his nature. I know he always keeps his promises. I know that nothing that happens through people changes who God is. Thank you very much for your question, I hope this information gives us all something to think on and i will be happy to discuss further if that is of interest.