Letters to the Editor

Have to ask, 'why, Lord?'

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Dear Editor,

On September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers and the Pentagon buildings in the United States were attacked and some 3,000 lives taken by terrorists, some people asked Dr Billy Graham heart-rending questions about the tragedy. Among them were: Why couldn't God prevent it from happening?

Millions of people who have had untimely deaths and in tragic circumstances in plane crashes, bomb blasts, stampedes, hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, etc, could be alive today if God had prevented such incidents from happening.

The many young children and teenagers who have been brutally murdered by ruffians, hooligans and bastards could have been alive today, if God had prevented such tragedies from taking place.

God is a good and merciful God, and despite the fact that we are saved by grace, I believe God should step in, with his mighty power, and stop some of these heart-rending tragedies from happening so frequently.

Were we born to live or to die?

According to how I see things, death is knocking at our doors more often than life. Death is more certain than life in these uncertain days of conflict and turmoil.

Donald J McKoy

donaldmckoy2010@hotmail.com

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