Why did God allow the Holocaust?

Isn't he the almighty one? Why he allowed such a cruelty? Doesn't he care about humans? It couldn't be that he wanted to punish all of these poor people.

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  • 5 years ago
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    The Holocaust is one of many terrible incidents that have happened over the course of human history that has caused people to ask the same question.

    First, it is not wrong to ask why God allows suffering. Some people worry that posing such a question implies a lack of faith in God or disrespect for him. On the contrary, if you ask this question out of a sincere heart, you are in good company. The faithful prophet Habakkuk asked God: “Why do you make me watch such terrible injustice? Why do you allow violence, lawlessness, crime, and cruelty to spread everywhere?” (Habakkuk 1:3, Contemporary English Version) Jehovah God did not rebuke Habakkuk. Instead, he had that faithful man’s questions recorded for all of us to read.—Romans 15:4.

    Second, it is important to understand that God feels for you in your plight. He is not aloof and mysterious; he is “a lover of justice,” and he detests wickedness and the suffering it causes. (Psalm 37:28; Proverbs 6:16-19) Back in the days of Noah, God felt “hurt at his heart” because of the violence spreading in the earth. (Genesis 6:5, 6) God has not changed; he does not feel differently about what is occurring today.—Malachi 3:6.

    Third, God is never the source of wickedness. The Bible makes this quite clear. Those who attribute such things as murder and terrorism to God are maligning him. Note what Job 34:10 says: “Far be it from the true God to act wickedly, and the Almighty to act unjustly!” Similarly, James 1:13 states: “When under trial, let no one say: ‘I am being tried by God.’ For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone.” So if you have suffered evil, rest assured that God is not the cause.

    So, the question remains, why does God permit suffering? I encourage you to check out the Bible-based link provided below for the Bible's satisfying answer to this question. You won't regret it!

    Source(s): Why Does God Permit Suffering: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102006402
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  • 5 years ago

    I've asked myself this question many times before, and all I can say is this: because God loves us so much, that He wouldn't intervene at all.

    Consider this: you're walking alone on a street, and suddenly a random person stabs you. Why didn't God stop the random person? Why did God allow it to happen? The thing, my friend, is that God loves the random person as much as He loves you. And because of that, he allows the random person to act freely as much as He allows you to act freely. That being said, he will allow the random person to do whatever he wants, even if that means killing you. But that doesn't mean God loves you any less, really.

    My personal take on this, is that in the greater scheme of things, your life here on Earth is not really the "real" life, just a test. We may die on this world maltreated, hungry, and suffering -- but in the afterlife, in heaven, I'm pretty sure God would give us what we deserve. And for that, we must be patient, keep on praying, and not lose our faith.

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    • "Your God has chosen to prevent that, but did not chose to prevent the Holocaust."

      Well, since we're arguing on this level, let me say that God could have ended your life yesterday you know, but he didn't do that. Also, he didn't do anything about the Holocaust. That's sad idk anymore right?

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Because Jah doesn't intervene on earth because the governor of the earth is Wicked Satan and its Satan fault. 1 John 5:19

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  • Hal
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    People often look at mass death (or alternatively even a single death), whether human-caused or an effect of nature, earthquakes, tsunamis, genocides....and ask why, but we sort of forget for a moment that we are just as mortal, just as certain to die.

    The point of this physical life isn't how long we live, but rather whether we stick to truth, escape llusions, and find ultimate Truth.... The young/innocent simply go to heaven, but those of us old enough to be accountable actually choose whether to follow the good, whether to take the path of love. Whether at the moment of our own death we will be filled with hope or with terror and regret.

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  • 5 years ago

    I can give you the usual answers:

    - free will

    - life is a test

    - an eternal afterlife makes suffering in this life insignificant

    Of course whatever answer is given, it refutes the idea that God is willing to prevent suffering, if he exists.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    If you are Catholic I recommend Regis Martins, "the suffering of love" for an attempt to address this.

    I think it has too many allusion to Catholic ideas to be readable for non-Catholics.

    The granddaddy book of Shoah cathartic literature is Victor Frankl's mans search for meaning. It is not a religious book so you might find one of the myriad knockoffs of his ideas that is religious.

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  • 5 years ago

    What makes you think he allowed it! Don't blame God for someone's choice, he didnt' make us robots.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago



    *The Main Site for this religion and that can guide you through is Joyofsatan.com*

    Spiritual Satanism ( http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/TRADI... ) is not about death, goblins, spooks, Halloween, sacrifice...REMOVE all that what you were taught in the past about Satanism. Remember that there is a difference between real satanism and fake satanism i.e Laveyan Satanism, We believe that father Satan is a real being as demons are of course and they are to be called gods. We also believe that father Satan created the Human / Gentile race through genetic engineering ( http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/Tree.... ), Our god has created souls for us and they are to be used not unused. We Spiritual Satanists empower our souls and chakra's to reach Godhood / Immortality (immortality it self doesn't mean you are immune to death and that is completely false knowledge you get).

    The god above? -

    This god above the abrahamic religions believe are false definitely because we believe that this "God" above is a thought form to be used to distract / fool Humans / Gentiles into believing in one of the Abrahamic religions to obviously distract the real truth from you.

    Who is father Satan?-

    Father Satan has risked many things for us and we are to be granted favors as we grant him back with respect and loyality. He has no horns or red skin nor a tail, that is all false. Learn who is father Satan really here: http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/Satan...


    Satan is known by many names, Odin, Poseidon, Ptah, Shiva, Melek Ta'us.

    Before all deities were the same but in a different way. (It was pagan and it was many).


    Angels are enemy nordic aliens who are working against the Gods / Demons because they want to unfinish Satan's work upon humanity which is "US" the gentiles are to become Gods like Father him self or the demons. Learn more what we believe about demons here: http://see_the_truth.webs.com/Angels.html

    Proof of The Abrahamic religions are false:

    1- ExposingChristianity.com

    2- http://exposingthelieofislam.weebly.com/contact.ht...

    ~ Hell and heaven?: http://www.exposingcommunism.com/Hell.htm


    The reason why Spiritual Satanism is almost involved with Nazism is because Hitler himself was a Spiritual Satanist, Hitler was the only one who has't agreed to follow the terms of this "New World Order". 95% / 100% Spiritual Satanists choose to be a National Socialist, we know that Neo Nazism is false and of course Blacks are to be accepted and loved as we are all humans but we are only against race mixing which can make humanity Extinct / Unhealthy, more about what we believe about National Socialism: 666blacksun.com

    I hope i've acknowledged you enough about this religion.

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  • 5 years ago

    Because gods don't exist and people can be brutal and tyrannical if given too much power.

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  • Kevin
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    For the same reason he doesn't destroy all of us because of our sin, he was being merciful, and giving evil some time to work. Unless you have the blood of Christ covering you, all of us are evil and God sees us as evil.

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