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Can We All Agree That God Is Partial?





Sometime in March, a friend came to see me, and on her way, she witnessed the most horrible thing. She had to cross a road at some point. A guy was standing next to her, waiting to cross also. Soon, he did. In fact, she would have at the same time, but she probably wasn't sure how fast she could run. Then, something happened. A heavy vehicle hit the guy, and right on the spot before her very eyes, he was scattered into different pieces. She was pretty shaken when she got to me. In the end, she said "Thank God!" I was very fast in telling her how very out of place that is in the very realistic sense. Thank God? • •

When good things happen, it is God. When bad things happen, it is either the devil,
 the wicked world, or your own making - but Never God. How ridiculous! 

So I say, maybe it is us that lack understanding of how things work, or we have become so brainwashed to want to ALWAYS accustom good to God, or God actually does practice selective participation. I don't care what you think, this thing is as plain as the nose on our faces. They will try to explain to you in a very long manner, how God could never be attached to whatever malady that happens, but all good comes from God. 

If a malady can be your fault or your making, and you can't attach it to God except to say ("God understands" or "It's all in God's plans") or the wickedness of the world, I believe one should also be allowed to take credit for good things without bringing God into it. 
So, there is the idea, that all Glory must return to God. I say it is way too one sided. If I cannot take glory for something I did BY MYSELF through struggle or smart work, or diligence, then God must take blame for whatever evil or malady that happens to me. IT IS THAT SIMPLE! 

If all glory must return to God. All shame/blame must return to him too. OR, we can all agree GOD IS PARTIAL, and practices selective participation.

Brings me back to my friend's case. If God was responsible for sparing her, who's responsible for killing the other guy? GOD!!!


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Culled from @iamjobzskhmo(instagram)

Many people would be lying if they say they haven't had these thoughts or asked these questions. Have you thought about this too? Have answers? Similar questions? Any thoughts to share? Let's talk. 





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  1. Yep, even Job (and his friends) went on a long (respectful) tirade directed at GOD after he lost absolutely everything. Then GOD started:

    "Who is this that obscures divine plans with IGNORANT (in capitals) words? Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you and you must answer" - Job 38:2-3.

    Are you ready to answer GOD's questions? Then rant like Job. lol

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  2. "In all things,give thanks."

    It's very easy to wanna credit God for everything good that happens to us and the enemies in the village for the bad stuff but as new testament Christians,we need to understand that in all things and all situations,irrespective of how we feel,we must give him thanks..

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    1. Sasha's response is 100%.

      I remember when I lost my baby sister, she was just 15 years old. It was very easy to point fingers at village people but I remember telling myself that there was no way God didn't know the tragedy that was about to hit us...yet he allowed it happen. If he allowed it happen, then it must have been for a reason and so instead of crying non-stop, we started praising God (wasn't easy I must say).

      Guess what though, it worked and I try to apply it to my everyday life. When things go the way we want, give thanks and give more thanks when they don't go the way we want.

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  3. There's a God, and there's only one devil, created by us. That's how I've seen it.

    So I live my life like there's no Devil. Its existence, whether real or fake, is inconsequential in the scheme of things.

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    1. Oshey baddest!

      Biko I didn't follow you to create any devil o. When he was carrying shoulder up and challenging God,dem never even born my mama how much more me..

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  4. God brings "bad" to people. He is not just the good God, He is also Judge! He chastenes. He tries. He judges, just like our earthly fathers do. They feed us, flog us, punish us, yell at us but never drive us away from home. They still love us to death. How much more our heavenly father.
    You can ask Job, Jonah and many of them in the Bible. Even Jesus Himself suffered when He came in the human form but it was all in the plan of God to be able achieve what He did.

    Sadly, most have simply been brainwashed, which confirms the Word..."my people perish for lack of knowledge.

    Bottom line: God is not partial. We all cannot have the same destiny.

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    1. I disagree with the statement that God brings bad to people, instead I think he allows these things happen,even looking at the example of Job. Also really he has given us the "gift " of free will so he would rarely interfere with our choices . Last last his ways are not our ways so in everything give thanks.

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  5. some things in life (quite a few, actually) are mysteries that we will never understand. but one thing I know is that in ALL things, we should give thanks to God. That is a constant.

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  6. The bible said in good times and bad times to give thanks. But in good times we give thanks in bad times we blame devil. So blaming devil is on us I think. J

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  7. Sometimes I just wonder, but the ways of God can't be understood atimes..

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  8. Yes, God is partial, at least that's what I believe. It's clear in The Bible....contrast the story of Saul and David, one committed a few sins, the other (David) committed more sins: killed, coveted his subordinate's wife and yet still ended up being a man after God's heart and much more God (in human form) came from his lineage. Many more similar stories like this abound in The Bible.

    Thing is, partiality in God isn't the typical definition of partiality in man we know much about. By His very nature, He is good and extends a basic form of pure love to all humans whether sinners or non-sinners. The 'extra love' some experience (David and co) is what makes Him partial. If one serves and love Him, He'd go extra lengths to show His love to such person.

    Per crediting blame or evil happenings to God, He is very welcoming of such. We just need to understand that all things work together for our (believers) good. So the bad, failures, even death still work together for our good. There are too many scenarios: stories from the bible, accounts of those who have trusted in God, etc, of how in the wider scope of things, the evil happenings actually worked out for their overall good. Belief in God is necessary to digest this concept though. Chrisyinks

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  9. 1) Ofcourse God is partial! Oh yall didnt know?
    2) His ways are beyond our understanding. So if I tell you that the next man died so that a greater good can come, you will never understand because your mind cant comprehend it. So in all things give thanks.
    3) What does the writer mean by 'take glory'? Is that a joke? Take glory for what? What exactly can the person do by his/her own will except God allows.

    Peace.

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    1. Pastor Kon! Hailings!!! Chrisyinks

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  10. No. I am not agreed with it. A human can be partial but God is for forever.

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  11. It's hard to give thanks when you're on the receiving end of bad events but it works especially when you realize that things could actually be worse.
    I used to hold a strong belief on the partiality of God, but after listening to Leke Alder teach on the different dimensions of God, I understand better that what He is, is a Just God.

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  12. He's a just God and never partial but favour ain't fair!
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