When tragedies occur, people question their views of God, good and evil, and their own mortality. Questions like: Why did all those innocent people have to die? Why did God let this happen? Where is God in all of this?
In Jesus’ own day, people had the same kinds of questions when tragedy struck. Jesus gave unpopular, and indeed hard answers, to those seeking comfort and understanding.
On this ninth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, we invite you to listen as R.C. Sproul discusses these in this message from Luke 13 entitled "When Towers Fall."
Beloved, people do dreadful things to people who are innocent of any crime against those who injure them. The terrorist works indiscriminately. He doesn’t aim at military installments; he aims at the general public; he aims at children in order to terrorize as many people as he possibly can. And with respect to the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator, the victim is innocent. And that’s true, and we need to remember that. On the other hand, it is also true that when we look vertically in terms of our relationship to God, none of us is an innocent person before God.