God and War
#1
I found the following in a forum? Your thoughts?
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The consequences of nuclear war are massive. The sheer loss of life would be in the hundreds of millions. Surely God cannot allow such things to happen to His creation. Would traditional Catholics survive unharmed?
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#2
Perhaps God would prevent the total annihilation of the human race, but I don't see why He would stop us from blowing up billions of people. After all, He allowed us to crucify His Son, who is worth infinitely more than the rest of humanity put together. In any case, I don't think it's something that Catholics should be overly complacent about.
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#3
Yahweh is a Canaanite war god.  If Yahweh is Jesus' father, it only makes sense that he would allow his chosen to kill millions of people.
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#4
This person needs to read Revelation, as well as just about the entirety of the Old Testament. In Genesis he killed everybody on Earth except for eight. In Revelation it says that one fourth of humanity will be killed by sword, plague, famine, and beasts and that one third of the remaining humans will be killed by fire, smoke, and sulfur. That makes more than half of humanity.
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#5
All it takes is one unstable guy pressing a couple of buttons, or some muslim fanatic with access to some nuclear weapons and enough time to launch an attack.

As for God allowing. It, why not? If He allows things like snuff porn and child abuse what's a nuclear blast?
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#6
Didn't Almighty God wipe out the entire World except Noah and his Family, why is anything out of the question. We don't really know the value of Suffering here on Earth but it must be something special because God used Suffering himself to Redeem all of Mankind.
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#7
Every single human being is going to die eventually, whether it's many at once in such a doomsday scenario or if it's little by little like it is in normal times.  Obviously, from our perspective the latter is more difficult to bear, but from God's perspective, I'm not sure there is a difference.  Likewise, God has given man stewardship of creation, but He's eventually going to renew creation (there will be a new heaven and a new earth) so He will take away the old at some point it seems.

No matter how we go, at death we each face the particular judgment so it's best to try and obey the commandments and stay in the state of grace.  Traditional Catholics aren't spared death as far as I can tell. Keep the four last things in mind and pray that those who need it will be given the grace and time to repent.

As for traditional Catholics escaping unscathed from suffering, that would be the time to worry.  The unscathed are not the sons of God.

Bible Wrote:Heb. 12: [6] For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth; and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. [7] Persevere under discipline. God dealeth with you as with his sons; for what son is there, whom the father doth not correct? [8] But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are made partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.[9] Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live? [10] And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification. [11] Now all chastisement for the present indeed seemeth not to bring with it joy, but sorrow: but afterwards it will yield, to them that are exercised by it, the most peaceable fruit of justice.

St. Thomas More Wrote:If we lay first, for a sure ground, a very fast faith, whereby we believe to be true all that the scripture saith (understood truly, as the old holy doctors declare it and as the spirit of God instructeth his Catholic Church), then shall we consider tribulation as a gracious gift of God, a gift that he specially gave his special friends; a thing that in scripture is highly commended and praised; a thing of which the contrary, long continued, is perilous; a thing which, if God send it not, men have need to put upon themselves and seek by penance; a thing that helpeth to purge our past sins; a thing that preserveth us from sins that otherwise would come; a thing that causeth us to set less by the world; a thing that much diminisheth our pains in purgatory; a thing that much increaseth our final reward in heaven; the thing with which all his apostles followed him thither; the thing to which our Saviour exhorteth all men; the thing without which he saith we be not his disciples; the thing without which no man can get to heaven.
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