How can God be good?

Posted: December 29, 2013 in Theology

E. Stanley Jones

Men wonder if there can be a good God back of things when they see earthquakes wipe out the innocent and the guilty alike and innocent little children suffer from nameless diseases they did not bring on themselves.  But the distracted and doubting mind turns toward Jesus with relief and says, “If God is like that, he is alright.”  As Christians we affirm that he is–that he is Christlike in character, and we say it without qualification and without the slightest stammering of the tongue.  We believe that “God is Jesus everywhere” and Jesus is God here–the human life of God.

If God thinks in terms of little children as Jesus did, cares for the leper, the outcast, and the blind, and if his heart is like that gentle heart that broke upon the cross, then he can have my heart without reservation and without question.

E. Stanley Jones, Christ of the Indian Road, p. 35.

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