VIII.11. Why Do Children Suffer?

Question:  After reading Hebrews 13:5,6, I couldn't help but wonder; why then are there so many children starving, hurt, and abused? I love the Lord, but still have a hard time with the pain of children.

Answer: Let’s quote the passage in question:

"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." - Hebrews 13:5,6

These verses in Hebrews are for Christians, not the lost. Because of sin, ungodliness, and cult religions, we have atrocities committed against children and adults. God loves little children and instructs the parents to raise their children "up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4). In Luke 18:16, Jesus said,

"...Suffer (allow) little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God."

Jehovah's Witnesses will let a baby, or child, die by refusing to allow a blood transfusion, should it be necessary to save a child's life.

God loves little children and expresses His anger against those that mistreat these little ones in Matthew 18:6,

 "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."

We thank the Lord we have an eternal home in Heaven to go to where,

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." - Revelation 21:4

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