God & the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School


Lauren Green of Fox News apologized to her guests for surprising them with a different topic. She wanted to talk about God in light of the tragedy that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 children were brutally slaughtered. "IF there is a God, why does He allow this?" Her guests struggled with an answer. Green pressed on obviously seeking something concise, not happy with the response of how to comfort victims. "What kind of evil is out there that would choose such an innocent group of human beings? If children aren’t the most innocent, I don’t know who is. What kind of evil does this?"

Today’s tragedy is ripping the hearts of so many. Any parent that has held the hand of their kindergartner on their first day of school is breaking at the thought of the horror that happened today. Prayers are flooding our nation as many also ask, "Why, God, WHY?"

Christians will answer that God doesn't do it, man does. But are they implying that God is sleeping? That He didn't notice what was happening? We worship a loving God, where was He? The answer will be hard for many but try to see it from God’s point of view. Green wants to know what evil does this and someone needs to point out that it BEGINS in our public schools. We have a generation of kids that are being taught that there is no God. Under the guise of "multiculturalism," they are given shallow samples of religions and are told they are all equal (with the exception of favored Islam), which leads anyone to the obvious conclusion that all beliefs can’t be right so all must be wrong. THIS is spiritual harlotry and it is the GOAL of our public education that our children sample all of them to see them all as useless and the cause of war. Attempting to fill in the gaps, "how life began" is offered by pseudoscience simply making up that man evolved from species jumping from kind to kind without a SINGLE shred of proof.

These heinous killings in the news are the result of atheism promoted in public schools. Our kids are without a moral compass. We tell our children that they came from apes and then wonder why they act like apes. We are creating the Adam Lanzas, James Eagan Holmes’s and  Jared Loughlins, then rail at God for allowing them to kill. Not only that, but these little ones that were taken from us are gifts from God, and we are teaching them that GOD doesn’t exist? What kind of evil does this? It is us! Yes, there are some good teachers but the direction of the academic elite, teacher's unions and state standards have clearly lost their way.

These precious little children have begun their lessons to reject God, which God allows because He gives us free choice. But I have to wonder why we expect God to then stop the murderer from carrying out his evil, so that His kids could grow up and do the same? Understand, God welcomes children into heaven. After King David’s child died, David said he would see his child again. (2 Samuel 12:22) These lives that were cut short did not cease to exist, they are with God. He didn’t do it but they ARE SAFE. What is at stake here is far more than our children’s lives, though that is hard for us to imagine. It’s their eternal destination. Eternity is so much more than this fast little life that we all go through.

I am acutely aware of why God might allow a child to die at a young age because I have been asking the opposite, why did He allow my sons and me to live? God supernaturally saved us years ago. I was grateful but one of them has grown up and now claims to be an atheist. I have asked, "Lord, why did you let us LIVE?" I would have far rather my sons and I died that day and were secure in heaven, than risk one of my own rejecting God and suffering the eternal consequences of life and death without Him. (And NO, I never would consider doing such a thing, that would go against everything God has said! Don't even start with that ridiculous accusation). I thought I could prepare my sons to not believe everything they were taught in public school, but five days a week, seven hours a day of being taught by professionals trained to convince our children that parents don’t know anything has taken its toll. They call it, "critical thinking" but our kids are not taught to criticize anything that the teachers teach. They are only humiliated if they express any real faith in God.

To be spared supernaturally for this end makes no sense to me. All of these people asking why did God let their children die and I want to know why God let us live. And yet God gives me peace when I pray about it, God is not finished with my son. There ARE reasons from God’s perspective to welcome a child home. Our loss is heaven’s gain, but if we are His we will see them again. It is hard, but know that nobody loves our children as much as God does. Trust Him.

Two days ago, I was happily walking in the rain. I stretched out my hand from under my umbrella hoping to feel the spray of it. A single large drop splashed on my finger and I froze with the knowledge that something terrible was going to happen, it was like a teardrop from heaven and I remembered how Christ wept for His people. I have felt sick to my stomach ever since. God is GRIEVED about the sorrow that is going on, He knows every tear, every heart wrench of the families. No, this was not God’s plan for those precious children’s lives, but He does turn what was meant for evil to good, He does welcome us home, as many as will come.

What happened today, the sorrow that these parents must be going through, I cannot begin to comprehend the depth of it. I know many are angry at God, but how confused we are to blame Him. I know we want those children with us, but our society has given our kids over to darkness as we teach them to bow to Allah in demonstration, lead them to believe there is no God, hand them condoms and tell them to experiment with both boys and girls in the most profane of ways and if they wind up pregnant, can be driven to butcher their own babies off campus while mom can’t ask teachers to give her children an aspirin without 15 forms signed by a doctor.

What kind of evil does this? It is a principality that is in our public schools. And then we blame God when our children suffer.

God did not kill them but He did welcome them home. The suffering is not in heaven, it is here.

Please pray God comfort the families in this tragic time of loss.


  1. Anonymous8:10 AM

    Sin is the real problem. No matter how trite or unhelpful that might sound - it's at the heart of it all.

    For instance, how do you explain that an entire country can fall for such lies as were offered in this president's last two campaigns? Such obvious lies. Even a 5 year old could have spotted them. But adult Americans can't? I mean, he went around the country saying he could get millions more people covered for medical care and at the same time LOWER prices and IMPROVE quality! A 5-year-old knows better! Yet so many people believed it - they re-elected him.

    He told us he wasn't a racist or an America hater, even though he sat in Rev. Wright's church for 20 years. And before all was said and done, a majority of the country didn't even believe Rev. Wright was a racist or an America hater. It was all good!

    Romans 1 tells us that the more people reject and rebel against God, the more God will darken their minds and prevent them from even seeing the truth. I don't know of any other writing that so perfectly explains what we've all just seen before our very eyes. A lying media covering for a lying president who was telling lies that even the most dense among us should have easily spotted for what they were and yet even the brightest among us - believed them!

    Two things we know are true... America is not the Christian nation it once was, and things have been going rapidly downhill. When it was a more Christian nation, where most people were happy to live by Biblical principles and values, we became the most powerful, the most wealthy and the most free nation in history. And we became the only powerful, rich nation in history to use our power and wealth mostly for good.

    But in the last 50 years we've begun an open rebellion against God and his book. And we can track a direct line from that to our loss of wealth, freedom, power and security.

    So whether you ultimately agree with all this or not, I hope you can at least see that those of us who hold to this position at least have a good factual and historical case to make for it.

    The tragic mass murder of all those children in Connecticut today is another example. Some people will blame God and ask how we can follow a God who allows such a thing. But you can discount their views, because they hate this God in the first place and they're always looking for things they can twist into arguments against him - much like Democrats do against conservatives.

    But the fact is, Christians in this country have been warning for a very long time - and strongly since the 1960s, that if we keep heading in the direction of rejecting the God of the Bible, that exactly these kinds of things will become more and more common. And not because God is judging or punishing us, but because they're the direct result of rejecting God. The murderer today wasn't following God. He was in open rebellion against him. God didn't tell him to go murder 20 young children. If he was following the God of the Bible he never could have done that.

    But the irreligious among us have worked tirelessly for over a hundred years to push God out of the schools, out of the media, out of all public places. So kids like him could grow up and never hear a single word from God's Bible. He was taught the atheist view that we're all the result of some random molecular accidents and there is therefore no purpose or meaning to our lives - except to reproduce. He could have grown up without ever coming into touch with any Christian teachings that would have helped him avoid doing what he did today. If he grew up going to public schools and watching Hollywood TV and movies, he could have easily gone his entire 20 years without hearing even a mention of Biblical teachings.

  2. Anonymous8:11 AM

    And no, I'm not saying every atheist is going to be a murderer, or that no Christian will ever murder. But we have a whole string now of mass murders in just the last 3-4 years - all committed by people who hated God. The murderer at Columbine even specifically sought out believers in God so he could murder them first!

    The bottom line is - when an entire culture turns away from God and the Bible the way this culture has - more and more of these kinds of things are possible and likely. How many more do we have to see to know that psychology isn't solving the problem? To know that stricter gun control laws aren't solving the problem? To know that increased security and better education or more poverty programs aren't solving the problem? All of those solutions are man-centered solutions to a spiritual problem that only God can fix. How many more of these things will we have to see before we'll recognize that it's our collective rejection of God that's at the heart of all these social problems?

    The culture war is simply the gauge that shows us where our country stands in relation to God. And from what I see we are now in all-out open rebellion against him.

    In Judeo-Christian teachings, everyone is on one of two sides... either God's side or the enemy of God's side. People consciously align themselves with one or the other. There's no grey area. In the culture war, the thigns we fight about represent either the spirit of God or the spirit of God's enemy. When we see a president enthusiastically embracing homosexuality and same-sex marriage, abortion and socialism - we know all that comes from the spirit of God's enemy. Why do you think most people who support socialism also support same-sex marriage? (Not all, but most). Because they've aligned themselves with the spirit from which those things come... and those two things while seemingly unrelated, actually come from the same spirit.

    That's why a socialist will normally support same-sex marriage. It's why a person who supports removing prayer from schools will also support a "woman's right to choose." What in the world do prayer in schools, a right to abortions and socialist economics have in common? At first glance they have nothing in common.

    Why couldn't people oppose abortions and support socialist economics? How many people do you know who oppose abortions and are also socialists!? Almost none! (Yes, I know there are always exceptions, but they're far and few between). The reason is - those things come from the same spirit.

    From the spirit of God's enemy comes the immorality of socialism, the death culture of abortion, the hatred of prayer and the love of same-sex relationships. Because they are ALL in opposition to God's Word. All of them are. Yes, even socialism. And that's what they have in common. That's why most people who are socialists also support abortion, oppose prayer in schools and support same-sex weddings. If you look at those issues individually they seem to have nothing in common. There's no logical reason why if you're for one you should be against the other. But if you look at them from a Biblical perspective, they have everything in common. They're all in direct opposition to God's Word.

  3. Anonymous8:13 AM

    Part 3: We're alarmed when we see people support these things because we know it means our country is following the enemy of God more than God himself.

    Socialism comes from the spirit of God's enemy - Satan. It starts with a lie and ends in theft. And pushed to extremes it ends in massive misery, suffering, violence and mass murder.

    Even atheist conservatives can see that it doesn't pay to follow those things that originate from the spirit of Satan. They may not believe in Satan but they can easily see there are two opposing spirits in life, good and evil. They can see that liberals hold ideas that are destructive - and not just one or two - but pretty much all their ideas. How is it that one group of people has latched onto every bad idea out there and not gotten anything right? And that this same group is also the anti-God party.

    If there weren't two spirits in life that people consciously align themselves with then you would expect each group to get it about half right. You'd expect a mixed bag. Conservatives would have as many bad ideas as good ones and liberals the same. But that's not what we see. We see liberals with 99.99% bad ideas (and honestly, I'm trying desperately to think of an example of the 00.01% of their good ideas and I'm coming up empty).

    That's not to say all conservative ideas are good. But for the most part, most of them are. Most of them end well. It's not because all conservatives are Christians, but it is because a large portion of conservative ideas are rooted in Biblical Judeo-Christian teachings.

    Anyway, that's why many of us here do talk about the spiritual side of things. Because we see that politics really is just the real-world representation of the underlying spiritual side of life.

    I know there are groups of conservatives who aren't religious, but I hate to say, I've found their ideas every bit as dangerous as liberal ones.

  4. Beautiful! Thank you for the picture, too - I have it on my desktop to remind me that God does indeed have His mansions for us. Strangely enough this is the very verse I shared with my husband when he was dying!

  5. Oh I'm sorry for your loss. When these tragedies happen it must stir up the pain of the past, maybe that's what's happening to me, I can't get over this, and it's not even one of my kids. It's been a very hard weekend, I just can't imagine what the parents and siblings are going through, I just can't. And the truth is, it makes it hard for a parent to fully love for a while...this is devastating to families in so many ways. But thanks for the thanks. I'm just lost in this.

  6. God bless the families of these precious little ones as they start a new year. When our son died someone gave us a booklet that helped so much. We blame God when we ask "Why would God allow such a thing to happen?" It is our own human nature. The booklet was THE WILL OF GOD, by Leslie D. Weatherhead:

    The Will of God
    "Thus it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish" (Matthew 18:14 NAS).
    During World War II Dr. Leslie D. Weatherhead gave five talks on the will of God to his City Temple congregation in England. Fortunately for the rest of the world, they were published. Every time I hear "It's God's will," I think of this remarkable little book and how it clarified God's will for me.
    Dr. Weatherhead separated God's will into three parts: 1) Intentional; 2) Circumstantial, and 3) Ultimate (ICU).
    1. God's INTENTIONAL WILL is for our good. This is Adam and Eve in the Garden. When God created Adam and Eve, it was His intention that they live forever and be happy. But they sinned and were expelled from Paradise.
    2. His CIRCUMSTANTIAL WILL is because of the circumstances in our lives. It is within this will that we find God's permissive will. This is Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. This is Job 42:2: "I know (faith) that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted."; It is the all of Romans 8:28, that glorious rod and staff of the grieving: "We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." I know (wisdom) I can (possibility) do (accomplishment) all things whatsoever He asks!
    3. His ULTIMATE WILL is for His glory and our good. This is Christ's resurrection and our resurrection. It is us all in the New Earth.
    The wonderful revelation as I read this book is that God's intentional will finally becomes His ultimate will, even as we go through the circumstances of our life. Dr. Weatherhead gives the example of the young man in London whose intention was to be an architect but, because the war changed his circumstances, he joined the Army. At the time this was the honorable course. The young man could not control the evil circumstances of Hitler and his desire to conquer the world, but he could control his reaction to them.
    As I read the book I was comforted in the fact that nothing falls outside the circle of Divine Providence:
    1) the knowledge of God embraces it;
    2) His power is sovereign over it;
    3) His mercy holds it creatively.
    The key here is God's goodness. The parent does not will evil for his or her child; neither would a perfect God will evil for His children. At the time Dr. Weatherhead gave his talks, the people in England needed desperately to know that there was a living and loving God in spite of the horror going on.
    We need to understand God's will and its components before we tell the person prostrate with grief that "It's God's will." As I read this incredible treatise, I viewed us as being in God's ICU unit and God taking care of us as only He can do, no matter what our circumstances.
    Thank You, Father, for being our Physician in Your ICU unit!
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