Long ago and even today many denominations are still preaching this message
God took some ones child or parent.
And many people after their love ones have died said, God took them.
They even asked the question, why did God take my love one?
I tell you as I know this to be true.
God did not take them.
If God took your love ones then why are we having funerals for their bodies?
He didn’t kill them.
If your love ones died as a believer, God took up their spirit, but God did not take up their flesh nor did he have them killed to suite his purpose or plan.
This does not represent my God of heaven and creator of all mankind.
To answer your question about who did God take?
Well, I looked in the bible and could only find two people that God took.
And God took them without letting them die first.
Their bodies did not taste death.
And they are;
Enoch (Genesis 5:24)
He walked with God: and he was not; for God took him
Also Hebrew 11:5 Enoch
He was translated that he should not see death;
Elijah (II Kings 2:11)
He went up by a storm cloud into Heaven.
Acts 1:9 NIV
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
In order for God to do this to their bodies they had to be changed just as Jesus body was changed.
And don’t let Job’s sayings while he had lost everything become the way God does things.
Job had felt lost, but not because God himself did it.
Job started acting and saying things out of his flesh.
This was pure emotional trauma.
Yes, God allowed it for a purpose, but he did not take anyone.
Yes, the flood happened for a purpose too.
To cleans the earth from unrighteousness.
And God said no more will that happen to the whole earth.
Sodom and Gomorra happen for the cleaning of two cities.
So that means that God let these things happen to unrighteous people.
For a cleansing
Where the whole world and whole cities where filled with evil or doing evil acts.
Let me ask you a series of question to see if a God made of Love could do these things.
Can love and hate come from Heaven?
You know like fresh water and salt water coming from the same spring.
Could healing and disease come from Heaven?
Can life and death come from Heaven?
Could good gifts and evil gifts rein from the same place?
Is there a part of Heaven where God stores his bad things?
Since Heaven is full of Love, then no evil things could ever come from it.
Just like fresh water and salt water cannot come from the same place.
Hate could never come from Heaven.
The free will of man puts him in places where are circumstances that he will have to choose from.
We live in the kind of world where good and evil reins, because of Adam and Eve’s sin.
Life and death are in the power of our hands here on earth.
We all operate in this earthly place.
I choose the good parts and choose to stay away from the bad parts.
God does not take anyone, anymore.
But he promise there will be a day when this shall happen again.
When Jesus comes back and if you’re still here, then you will be taken up into the clouds to meet him in the air.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV
Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
But until then, when someone dies for some reason, then it was not because of anything Heavenly, but it was evil trying to carry out its plan or it was just there time to leave or they die soon do to the choses they made or not made.
The devil’s plan does not over ride God’s plan.
But, everything the devil meant for evil, God will take it and use it for his purpose.
Believe always in the love of God doing the right thing.
And there is a purpose for it all.
Ask yourself, what can come from God killing a love one?
Can we look around and see the purpose?
There is none.
Good will come after evil has tried it’s best to stop God’s plans.
Life is not the end of things, but the beginning of something and someplace full of love.
But only for them who believe.
God doesn’t take a life from this earth.
Jesus said I have come to bring you life and life more abundantly.
Evil said he has come to steal, kill and destroy.
Everything dealing with those three words happens to our love ones from time to time.
We pray always that it will never happen to anyone.
But, if it happens we must know that we who believe will be in a much better place then here.
Remember, death for the believer is not the end, but the beginning.
So until Jesus comes back to take us up with him into heaven,
God will not take another person’s life.
But remember and be aware of him who does.
Psalms for life: “The Pocket Guide to Successful Living in Christ Jesus”