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  • Your pseudo quote about moving mountains is wrong. The actual statement says that with faith as small as a mustard seed, man can move a mountain (paraphrased). But this has nothing to do with the second part of your question - and the answer to that is "He can't". God cannot go against Himself and to do what you suggest would be interfering with free will. It might sound harsh to know that abuse of children is going on, but even the abusers have free will and it's they who have to make the decision to stop doing it. They will one day atone for their crimes either through the law (if it isn't completely defunded) or when their time comes to stand before God. Otherwise, it's up to the moral side of society to protect them.
    • Creamcrackered
      So how does God help a child who is being abused? Does this mean he won't, because he'd be interfering with the free will of the abuser? How about Micah 6:4 “Indeed, I brought you up from the land of Egypt And ransomed you from the house of slavery, And I sent before you Moses, Aaron and Miriam. Here God intervenes.
    • Linus van Pelt
      And after they got out of Egypt God sent fiery serpents and so as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.
    • Army Veteran
      You're comparing events of long ago when God used to talk to people one-on-one? The next time the two of you have a sit-down, you might ask Him why He does what He does. I understand your frustration about what's going on with the children but don't lay it in God's corner because you think He has abandoned them. Never question His motives. His plans for the future are far beyond your comprehension.
    • Creamcrackered
      So you are referencing that God spoke one on one in the OT, but doesn't intervene in NT. Can't say I've ever sat down with God, that was not my experience. And yes it is frustrating, I should imagine even more for the child who kneels praying and no one ever comes, the free will thing is not something a child is going to grasp, the only thing the child realises is no one is coming, and he can't trust anyone anymore. I'll question everything always, and I'm sure a God who calls himself Father won't mind that.
    • Army Veteran
      This may come as a surprise, but there are a lot of things children can't grasp - such as what their sexual preferences are and hate because of a person's skin color.
    • Creamcrackered
      Not sure how you can compare that to child abuse something that is forced upon the child, and changes their core being forever
    • Creamcrackered
      Children have a tendency to accept each other, and determine who they'd rather play with based on fun, not skin colour or God forbid sexual preference which shouldn't even be affecting a child.
  • John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.****Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; **** The Lord never promised a life of peaches and cream in this world, but does promise tribulations. Do children remain perpetually in childhood?
    • Creamcrackered
      A child becomes an "adult child" when child abuse occurs. That means he either escapes himself and learns to disassociate, he'll identify with the abuser, and go on to abuse, maybe not in the same way, but in a way which he believes will give him power, or he'll be fearful, and distrusting of everyone, and become self destructive, either way a child struggles to even have a sense of self in these types of situations, he is often "not there" as an adult, he internalises those outside of himself or disappears. No matter how old you are, you always carry the child within, it's the core make up of our being, and it's this being ignored that causes havoc in peoples lives.
    • Linus van Pelt
      So you believe they are permanently damaged goods and there is no such thing as Jesus talked about about being born again? My Savior came into this world born in a stable, hunted by Herod, persecuted for speaking truth and was put to death, but the power of God goes far beyond keeping us from harm and is even the power to raise the dead to life. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
    • Linus van Pelt
      Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.****Revelation 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.*** Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.****Revelation 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:*****Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.****Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.****Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
    • Linus van Pelt
      1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?****1 * 1John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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