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Why Would God Create a Baby to Live for Two Minutes?

Desiring God
 2021-06-30

Cover picture for the articleWhy would God design a baby to live for just two minutes? That’s not a hypothetical question, even for some of you listening right now. And it was certainly no hypothetical question when it was asked in a 1994 article published in Christianity Today, written by a grieving dad named Marshall Shelley. Marshall had lost two children to genetic defects. He and his wife, Susan, lost a daughter just shy of her second birthday, and they lost a son, who lived for just two minutes. Their children passed within three months of one another.

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Bill Robinson
06-30

We live in a world where physical realities play a big role. No one is immune from pain and suffering. But God welcomed those children, as He welcomes us.

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Seed of israel ?
06-30

Why did God create Esau ONLY to destroy him? Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 2 Esdras 13:38 “And shall lay before them their evil thoughts, and the torments wherewith they shall begin to be tormented, which are like unto a flame: and he shall destroy them without labour by the law which is like unto me.”

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Kick Drum
06-30

This is a fallen world. Bad things happen every second. This is the fallout of a broken world. Babies don’t deserve to die but they do. This is life unfortunately.

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