I keep a radio going throughout the night in our corn patch to keep the coons from destroying it. It is tuned to a local “Christian” radio station.
This morning I went out to turn it off for the day as usual and I heard these words shouted with a forceful tone, “They think it is always God’s will to heal! They should know better if they’d read their New Testaments!”
Well, I’ve read my New Testament, and I have never found Jesus refusing to heal anyone on the ground that it is not God’s will. Indeed, I find in several places that He healed them ALL!
We also find that when people nearby Jerusalem brought their sick to the apostles, all of the sick were healed:
Of course, we know that many or most people are not healed, even though people pray for them. But that doesn’t imply that it is God’s will for them NOT to be healed!
Because God does not prevent the many atrocities that take place daily throughout the world, does not imply that it is God’s will. If it were God’s will, it would indicate that God is an ogre, rather than the being the God whose very essence is LOVE! The reason God does not intervene needs a different explanation from the one that affirms that it is His will that these atrocities take place!
God’s will is usually not being done in this world. Is that not the reason that Jesus taught His disciples to pray, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”? That prayer would be unnecessary if God’s will were always being done on earth.
I think that if God’s will were always done on earth, there would be NO atrocities, and ALL the sick would be healed. I would be happy to learn your thoughts on this very important matter.