My friend and I got into a conversation today, and I was venting about how a protestant pastor at my school was talking about how God kills catholics who cross protestants. He told me that God still will strike down the wicked, so if it is necessary, God will kill someone. For an example, he told the story about a pastor with a wife and kids who turned gay and left his wife and kids. He said how one of the children thought that his dad should just die because of the pain he was causing everyone. So the pastor PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD KILL THIS MAN:eek: (I was very appaled by this to start with) and a week later the man’s heart supposedly “exploded” in his chest and he fell over dead. And that scripturally God will kill evil people.
Needless to say, I got a little fired up about this because I always thought God wished that none perished but all should come to repentance. And if God does kill truly evil people who are hurting others, why didn’t he stop Hitler? Mussolini? Luther? (sorry but luther did more harm than good by splitting the church over issues that were FIXED within 100 years)
I would apreciate help in responding to this if it comes up again. A little background info, this friend of mine is a friend from my protestant days who means a lot to me, and I am not about to sever this friendship. Both me and my husband love this guy, and it’s not just him. I seem to be confronted by this issue a lot.