Subject: Thank You For Message On Curses
Dear Pastor Vitale,
I have just finished reading the online message, "Curses, The Fruit of Evil Thoughts 12/07/98." I was really, really blessed by it. I thank God for giving understanding and thank you for bringing it forth.
Recently, I have been asking God about all the disasters, deaths etc that I see happening to people around me. There is so much pain in this world. Over the past few months, I have been hearing news of people I know dying tragically and young, some Christians, some not. I guess even though I know that this world is hell and eternal life is only in Christ Jesus, I still wondered about the tragedy surrounding these people's lives/deaths.
Most people and churches these days say "so and so has gone to be with God" or "God called them to be with Him in Heaven." I have always felt sad when I heard that because I know this is not true. But yet, I did not quite understand it until I read the OLM, that such tragedy is caused by inherited family sin (and our everyday sinful thoughts).
I really thank God that He is Merciful, even though we are mostly blind and do not even realise that He is working to save us.
These last 2 years have been trying for me, but I thank God nothing like serious illness and I also thank God that things are turning around. I guess up until reading the message I had this victim mentality like I was being afflicted. I now see it differently that "there is no law for a righteous man" and that there had to be room for the things that happened to happen, possibly family line sin and also my sin. (Is this right?)
Thank you and God continue to bless you and your ministry.