The Indictment Against God!


The indictment against our creator goes as follows:

“…the universe is far from being “fine-tuned.” Assuming that a creator did invent humanity, this being then fashioned an enormously inefficient universe and plopped us on a teeny planet that, far from being a neutral stage for the morality play, is a gorgeous death trap…I calculated that half the children born on earth suffered and died before reaching adulthood, infected by diseases that are part of God’s creation one way or another…children whom this God did not care to save number perhaps a couple hundred billion.
God has not lifted a super powerful finger to save most humans from premature death; in my view this shows that there is no evidence that he loves children…If God is the omnipotent creator of the universe, then this inaction is immoral. Is this not sin on the grandest scale?” (“A Loving God, a World of Suffering”, Gregory S. Paul, Washington Post)
The above statement is quite an indictment of a loving God! The author, who subscribes more to atheism than to any belief in deity, presents a bleak picture of a God, who he doesn’t believe exits, because if he did, he would never allow such suffering. By so doing he hopes to persuade others that there is no God at all. This is an old argument, of course, that has been perpetuated from the beginning of time because it is “pleasing” to the ear. It is a doctrine that requires nothing of its followers. The ancient prophet Nephi saw in vision our days. He prophesied of those who will preach false doctrines of this nature. He said:
“…they shall teach with their learning and deny the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance. And they deny the power of God, the Holy One of Israel; and they say unto the people: Hearken unto us, and hear ye our precept; for behold there is no God today…” (2 Nephi 28:4-5)
This “Godless” doctrine comes directly from the Father of all Lies, Satan. The scriptures tell of two men who denied the existence of God. One was Zeezrom, who repented and spent his life in service to God. The other was Korihor, who upon being struck dumb, admitted this revealing fact. He declared:
“…I always knew that there was a God. But behold, the devil hath deceived me; for he appeared unto me in the form of an angel, and said unto me: Go and reclaim this people, for they have all gone astray after an unknown God. And he said unto me: There is no God; yea, and he taught me that which I should say. And I have taught his words; and I taught them because they were pleasing unto the carnal mind; and I taught them, even until I had much success, insomuch that I verily believed that they were true; and for this cause I withstood the truth…” (Alma 30:52-53).
Korihor died an ignominious death shortly after making this revealing statement. The above author and researcher, Mr. Paul, is apparently renowned in the field of paleontology. So I am not surprised then, that he would call the universe “enormously inefficient” and a “gorgeous death trap” because he apparently has no belief or faith in God; and without a belief in God, we and the world…
“…(would) have been created for a thing of naught; wherefore there would have been no purpose in the end of its creation” (2Nephi 2:12)

I am so thankful to have the gospel in my life. I am grateful to have an understanding of the purpose of my existence. I am truly blessed to have a rudimentary understanding of the plan of salvation. A knowledge and understanding of God’s Plan of Happiness will dispel our fears and give hope and meaning to our lives.

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