Can we trust God - Why should we?
It's often argued that God is sovereign, by which the Calvinist most often means God has decreed everything that comes to pass including all sin and evil. Such a view is nothing less than blasphemous, as it accuses God of desiring and bringing about evil when Scripture says He doesn't even tempt men to sin.
Moreover, such a view of "Sovereignty" places the accuser in peril, but also whoever might listen to such slander. Those who have suffered abuse and trauma are seeking to heal and recover, often looking to God to work through such evils to bring about good. However, for one to believe that it was God desiring and bringing about the abuse and trauma, to whom can they turn? Where can they seek refuge?
When a victim of abuse believes God was their ultimate abuser, where can they run but away from Him? Such perverse views on God sacrifice His holiness and love, worshipping an idol called "power", "might" & "sovereignty" which is nothing more than an empty chair... the office of "god" absent the heart and character of God. So instead of looking to God for comfort and healing, restoration and deliverance, many come to view Him as their ultimate abuser and thus shipwreck their faith.
In this episode, Idol Killer reviews a meme that's been popular on religious forums recently, as well as the claims that God either must decree evil or He is either helpless to stop it or a perverted voyeur delighting in watching it happen.
The truth is something else entirely!
"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." 2 Peter 3:8-9