Does God Exist?

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by webintrig, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. webintrig

    webintrig New Member

    I wanted to shre this to all that are going through the storms in their lifes. I was asked this question and being a new believer I did not know how to explain the answer.

    A lady went to a beauty shop to have her hair cut and
    her nails painted and trimmed. As the lady began to work, they
    began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many
    things and various subjects.
    When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the
    beautician said : "I don't believe that God exists."
    "Why do you say that?" asked Sheryl who has MS. "Well, you just have
    to
    go out in the street to realize that
    God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so
    many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God
    existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a
    loving God who would allow all of these things." Then Sheryl thought
    for a moment, but didn't respond because

    she didn't want to start an argument. The beautician just
    finished her job and the customer left the shop. Just after
    she left the beauty shop, she saw a woman in the street with
    long, stringy, dirty hair and not groomed at all. She looked dirty
    and unkempt. Then Sheryl turned back and entered the beauty shop again
    and
    she said to the beautician: "You know what? Beauticians do not
    exist."
    "How can you say that?" asked the surprised beautician. "I am
    here, and I am a beautician. And I just worked on you!"
    "No!" Sheryl exclaimed. "Beauticians don't exist because if
    they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and
    be very unkempt, like that woman outside."
    "Ah, but beauticians DO exist! What happens is, people do not
    come to me."
    "Exactly!"- affirmed Sheryl. "That 's the point! God, too, DOES
    exist! What happens, is, people don't go to Him and do not look for
    Him.
    That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

  2. kgangel

    kgangel New Member

    Dear Web

    I love you for sending this :)

    The message is so true

    God Bless you

    hugs

    kgangel
  3. Lms526

    Lms526 New Member

    That was neat to read and so very true. I think it's also important to remember that we live in a fallen world and that God will never take away our free will. Some will choose to embrace Him and others to reject Him. I'm not saying that all suffering is caused by sin. But suffering is to be expected in this life.

    I think that a lot of people try to deny God's existance because they don't want to be accountable to anyone and want to be in control of their own lives.

    Lms526
  4. caffey

    caffey New Member

    I agree with LMS 526. We live in a sinful world and a lot of it is a result of our choices and we always want to blame somebody. I also hear a preacher say a few years ago when asked that type of question after natural disaster. He responded but talking about the parable of the man that built his house on the sand and the rock. He then went onto to say. That it says WHEN the rains came. Scripture also says the rain falls on the justice and unjust. Some things we won't know until we get to Heaven.
    Cath
  5. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    Jonny come late, but i really really liked this story!!

    What an excellant answer.

    How have you been lately my friend?

    Hugs,
    Misty
  6. webintrig

    webintrig New Member

    and Lms said it, Right On!

    I get so sad when I see others I know that just don't believe and I just don't know what to tell them. We all have had our share of bad times, some more than others.

    I love hearing from all of you and your thoughts. I praying you are have pain free days.

    Morningshine

    My brother's death anniversary just passed and the state memorials await. I am dealing with it ok but at times it still is unbelieveable. The thing that people never expect to happen to them or their family.

    You and others will be and are with me through out this time...

    All my love,
    webby