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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Why Does God Let Wars Happen?

Wars are a result of sin in the world. Because people aren't perfect, sometimes they get angry and fight. When leaders of countries do this, wars start. Wars are like fights between people, only much, much bigger. If people followed God's instructions for living, there would not be wars. God wants people to get along, not to fight and kill each other. But if we ignore God and break his rules, we suffer. God could stop all wars, and fights in the world. But God wants human beings to trust him, to listen to him, to obey him, and to live in peace with each other.

Key Verse

What is causing the fights among you? Isn't it because there is a whole army of evil desires within you? You want what you don't have. So you kill to get it! You long for what others have. So you start a fight to take it away! Why don't you have what you want? Because you don't ask god for it. (James 4:1-2)

Related Verses

Matthew 24:6; 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

Related Question

Does God make bad things happen?

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