Question: Why does God answer your prayers but not those of starving children?
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?”
It is jus100% for sure those children arent praying to Jesus,s God-- their religions in reality do not know the true God nor do they bother to teach this truth from Jesus-- Keep on seeking first the kingdom and his( Jehovah) righteousness, and all will be added-- and if they did this they never would have starved, its not Gods fault its the false teachers faults.
I don't think they can answer this. In a conversation just today a guy was giving testimony to how God takes care of him and I said where is your God for the starving children in Africa? He said God takes care of those who believe in him. So I guess the children that starve don't believe? And the other guy giving testimony to a miracle of how he did a very good deed and a lady told him he would be blessed the next day his back that was out for 20 years went back into place. I wonder where his God was for the twenty years it was out? I find that if you give thanks in advance to God, the Universe or Life it works the same way and you get the same results. Our concern should be something that works for All of Us. I don't know who can save the starving children as long as most of the money is in the hands of a few. There is enough for everyone if people didn't hoard.
^^^ You shouldn't call him God if he doesn't care enough to pay attention to all of his children and everything going on. Your God is everywhere, and knows everything that is going on. He doesn't need to be "informed" about what is happening, unless he isn't a true God. Unless, your definition of "god" is different from everyone elses.
maybe if the people stopping the delivering of food and the ones that God has called to do their part those children would be feed. Food goes to them, but rarely reaches those that have a real need.
Government official need to hear the voice of God and hear the wrong they are doing.
Assuming you're referring to Christianity's God...
In Christianity, the belief is that God has more or less stepped out of this world and allowed Satan to plague it. Why some prayers are answered and others not is completely up to God.
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent."
No, as I said earlier, in Christianity, God has stepped out of this world with a purpose.
"Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent."
No, in Christianity, again, God has stepped out of this world with a purpose. In our religion, life on this satan-rampaged world is short in comparison to the possibility of eternal life and serves as more of a test of faith than anything.
"Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?"
Refer to above.
"Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?"
Rather than taking someone else's quote who obviously didn't have a broad enough understanding of Christianity and its God, thus resulting in truly non-coherent conclusions when referred back to the context of the religion, you should come up with your own arguments.
If it wasn't for their government, who steals their food and prevents food aide that would not be the case. God doesn't control these corrupt and unwilling/unable governments.
Are you really asking atheists, "Why does God answer your prayers?"
He created us free and does not interfere a lot. He created us so that we live together as brothers. If humans can't even help each other, can't do anything against poverty, hunger, but have money to buy weapons and finance useless wars, what to expect from God? Should he care for people who do not care for each other?
Lamentations 3:22 says the Lord’s compassions never fail and according to Hebrews 13:8, Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever. That means He’s not arbitrary, intervening sometimes and not others without any apparent reason. Therefore, there have to be other factors involved that are currently not under His control, because He certainly didn’t create the world this way.
Think about it. Jesus didn’t say we’d never be sick, but He promised we could be healed (James 5:15). He said we would have troubles in this world, then told us to take heart because He’s overcome the world (John 16:33). He also said He is working all things together for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). I take the phrase all things to mean everything, good or bad.
So what are these other factors? Well, first of all there’s our fallen creation which is currently under the control of the evil one (1 John 5:19). Because of this we live in an evil and arbitrary world, where even the innocent are often attacked. But it’s worse than that. According to 1 Peter 5:8 the devil is always prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Then there’s our sin nature that can place us outside of God’s protective power without us even being aware of it until it’s too late. And sometimes our faith is so weak that even in asking for help we make it obvious we don’t believe we’ll get it. James called this being double minded and said we shouldn’t expect anything when we pray like that (James 1:6-8). Put all this together and it’s a wonder God is able to intervene as often as He does.
Could it be that the mechanisms God uses to give us what we need are a bit more complex than we might like ? For example governments, industries, etc.
Could it be that God is playing one side of the world against another side ? The "haves" against the "haves not" ?
This is the narcissism called religion.
God doesn't answer prayers. If a prayer "comes true", it is just coincidence.
God answers all prayers. yes. no. wait.
because he doesnt exist.
Maybe the starving kids aren't praying and letting God know about their plight. How's he supposed to help if he isn't made aware. Just saying.