|Bible Question: a neighbor of mine is not christian, and I was telling him how God love us, and we do not need to bother because God can provide, and he told me that if God can provide why is that God has not provide for all the childrens that are homeless or alone or battered? I did not know how to reply and tell him how Jesus answer this question of this neighbor. Can you provide me a scripture that talk about this.|
Bible Answer: I usually answer this question by saying, "This is why you are here, to do something about it. If everyone followed in action what the Bible says, then these problems would be solved."
When one thinks that God should magically solve every problem on Earth, they are missing something. Where did they get this idea from? God never says this in the Bible…He lays out for us how to live our lives and expects us to follow. When we do, we do not see these problems, when we don’t following God’s teachings we have them all over. Next time you are on vacation, take note of places where the people seem to be godly in general, then take note of places where the opposite is true. Following God makes a difference because God’s teachings work, not because of inequity. (In fact inequity is a result of a failure to follow God’s teachings, not a cause of problems.)
Notice the following passages:
Deut 15:4 "However, there will be no poor among you, since the LORD will surely bless you in the land..."
Deut 15:11 "For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.'"
The first verse (4) says that there will be no poor among you because you will be blessed. Then verse 11 says the opposite, that there will always be poor among you.
Without going into all the theology of this chapter of scripture, God is saying (on one level) that your blessings will be such that there would be no need to have poor if you followed my law; but since you will not follow my teachings, there will always be poor among you.
The United States of America is the most blessed nation in the world, and even though we as a country are feeding, helping, and protecting more people in the World with that wealth than every other country combined, we still have poor even among us. A country can not solve the problem with the poor, and the United Nations could never do it, and states can't do it, and county's or cities can not do it. ONLY YOU AND ME AND EVERY OTHER NEIGHBOR can do it. When I or you fail to help, then we will have poor.
And one last note: A person does not need to believe in God for his teachings to work. Not speaking about salvation, but simply in what ones life is like, and those around them, when you follow God’s principles, you are blessed by those principles.