My cousin is one of those hardcore Southern Baptist Christians. Her husband was in a horrific car accident and now he's in critical condition. He is getting worse and not improving so far. (He's been there about a week)
She posts statuses updating us all on his condition, but always ends it with "Glory be to God!" and "All the glory goes to God" and stuff like that.
I can understand her saying that if he was getting better, but he's not. I don't understand how someone can give glory to God for their husband (whom she loves dearly) being at death's door and only getting worse.
It may be just that I'm not Christian so I don't understand, but someone please help me understand this. I don't get it.
probably because God has reasons for everything, or that he's not dead or something? I''m a christian and look at death differently because you go to heaven, but idk about why she's posting that at the end of everything.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" My cousin is one of those hardcore Southern Baptist Christians. Her husband was in a horrific car accident ... [snip!] ... It may be just that I'm not Christian so I don't understand, but someone please help me understand this. I don't get it."</blockquote>
Well, some ppl and I am one of them; believe that even bad things can be used to do good in the future. It's one of those "praise him in the good and the Bad times."
There was a guy who lost his son in a fire then 3 months later lost his daughters in a ship wreck and wrote a song called "it is well with my soul." About how he is at peace with everything that happened and its all for a greater purpose kind of thing.
As a Christian I still believe in glorifying God, and using any happening to do my best to bring him glory. I also don't believe that everything happens because he wants it to. He has feelings and emotions like us, we were created in his image after all. So if we see something that hurts our heart, it must hurt him too. I don't know about her specifically, but I don't see her saying that his being almost dead, or not improving is due to God's glory, but a lot of those fanatical Christians say that about everything, just like saying hello and goodbye. Almost like to draw attention to the fact that they are such devout Christians.
I give God the glory for everything. God can change your life with a tragedy. He did mine. Good came from bad. The Bible says to give glory to God, always, even in times of despair. She's just doing what she feels led to do, I suppose.
I guess I just don't get it. But if it makes her feel better, more power to her.
I feel terrible for her. Her husband is her best friend and a very sweet man. He doesn't deserve to suffer like he is now.