|Posted: November 30, 2007, 7:35 am - IP Logged|
I think if I were to give this reply a name, a suitable name would be
"Does God "prevent" people from winning the lottery?"
The answer would be No! The key word being "prevent" in otherwords, he doesn't prevent it!
But just because he knows something doesnt mean he made it happen!
Did God prevent the many times you and I hurt ourselves as children? Whether it was a baseball that hit you in the face or that bat the batter swung as he threw it back and hit you in the leg as he went running for first base, did God make him throw the bat? Or you wiping out on your bike and skinning your knee and hands! Did God make that happen? Or that bee sting. It hurt, Did God prevent that from occuring? No, and God did not prevent this woman from playing either. Its not so much that God "let" her win but rather God didn't "prevent" her from playing.
If its God then anyone who buys more than one ticket is an athiest. If God is so big then it only takes 1 ticket! Wheres your faith? The more you buy the less your trust that God can do it for you with 1. If you really believe its God! Any more and you're doubting God on each additional ticket you buy, in otherwords you are not trusting God but rather trusting in increasing your chances of winning by buying more tickets. And God somehow goes out the door. Wheres your faith!?
Therefor everyone who buys more than one ticket is an athiest!
Lets for the sake of argument say, it was God who lets people win the lottery, We do know that God does know the winning lottery numbers before their drawn, since God knows everthing and has for-knowledge of every event.
So God knows every murder,rape, sin or devilish act or event that will occure before it occures. The Almighty knows Who will win the lottery jackpot and, how many people will die from 1941 to 2013
So likewise he knew Gloria Aguda would be the winner!
God knows who would win the UK lottery, the Brazilian lottery the Colorado lottery and so on.. He knows every winner that would ever win since the inception of lottery. So since God knows everything you might say it wasnt even chance or luck that she won at all but rather an already known event in the mind of the Creator, you follow me here? she was a puppet!
But along this same vien of thought GOD also knows every cat that would ever fall out of every tree,the exact time, place and if the tree will be a birch, oak or elm and additionally the color of each cat! And whether or not that cat would die from falling out of that tree. Cats seldom die from falling out of a tree.
Therefor God "made" her win right?
Is there something wrong with losing your house,your car, becoming homeless? There's worse things! I think God would have one stop being afraid of losing these things before he would "give in to your whining sobbing little prayer" to win the lottery so you dont lose everything,
God has never givin in to anyone and become their slave to their crying. I've lost more than this woman only "feared" losing, but I havent won the lottery! People have lost far more, wifes havelost husbands at war, you've probably lost far more than she even feared losing. I'm not upset or mad. I hope you're not getting that impression. I accept life the way it is. But she didnt win the lottery because she was whining and crying and sobbing about losing some building made from 2 x 4's, cement and glass! Good grief! Millions of homes go into forclosure. If thats the case then God plays favorites! Hey God is our new real-estate answer! Its a numbers game. If you win its cause you played!
Its more that God doesn't prevent people from playing! Not that he made it happen!
That's cool she won! I dont care what she does with the money cause I'm sure it will be something Godly since God gave it to her! I'm not getting any of it I can bet my soul on that one!
Who knows? Maybe one day I'll win the lottery and can give God the glory!
I once heard of a story about a priest who went into a gas station asked for some directions and the lady gave him a lottery ticket and some Dentyne. He said whats this? She said what you asked for? He said I asked if you could give me some directions, she said I would have sworn you said a lottery ticket and some Dentyne, she said i cant take it back, he won! Go figure?