Thy Will be Done Aug 30, 2009 18:54:34 GMT -8
Post by krhagan19 on Aug 30, 2009 18:54:34 GMT -8
What about the divine plan? God has told us that he knows everything that is going to happen. EVERYTHING. He has also told us that he is unchanging. I ask therefore what is the efficacy of any prayer but the Lord's prayer where we affirm "thy will be done." I believe in predestination. I believe it is the only way we can have a just God. If God has a divine will and it is to be done, then it is right and just beyond our understanding it is is what must occur. If on the other hand, God is pliable, his will can be changed. For example "Lord please heal my (Person I care about)." Instead of Lord your will be done. Are we not asking him to change his plan? What if God's plan is for (person that you care about) to die, even to die in an unimaginably inhumane and disturbing way, say pancreatic cancer or 3rd degree burns. I have enclosed an picture of the Krematoria complex at Auschwitz II. Millions of people, innocent people, including infants, cripples, women, children, teenagers, son, daughters, brothers, wives and husbands went up in smoke at this complex. I imagine each one of them petitioned almightly God for their lives to be spared, and also for the lives of their comrades in suffering. Yet God did not spare them. Instead, like a great "dread lord" his will was done. It seems unimaginably evil, yet it must be his will because it happened, it happened to his chosen people, and if God can change his mind in the single petition of a friend for a friend in need, then why not for a people being transformed in ashes. I am persuaded that God does have some purpose, that it is predetermined and absolute. As a result, even though I often choose to pray for this or that, in my heart I believe, the only true prayer is "thy will be done." For if his will is not done, he appears to be an evil God who cures some, and kills others at the whims of whether they get the right type of intercession petition from a friend or relative.