2 Chronicles 7:21-22 An Answer for “Why?”

2 Chronicles 7:21-22 (KJV)
And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?
And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.

When it came to disasters and difficult trials, people had the same questions in Biblical days as today. They asked “Why?” Specifically they asked why God would allow such suffering.

Though today the numbers of people who would evoke the name of God in a trial may seem fewer, this is still people’s first impulse, “Why would God allow or do such a thing?” But today people seem to have changed from then. God told Israel to tell the people that it was because they had turned against God to follow other gods. Today it is considered:

  • Hate speech
  • Politically incorrect and
  • Bad form

to insinuate that God would ever judge a person or that any god is better than another.

Bad form or not the truth is still true. Furthermore no advancement can be made if these truths are withheld. Before any of our troubles can really be put to rest we must demand that false gods be put in their place and that the true and living God be lifted up before the people.

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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