Q. Can you offer me advice, on what to say when somebody brings up the “little kids are getting slaughtered in Africa so God must not exist” card? When I was talking to my step-dad he brought this up and told me Africa to him is a proof that God doesn’t exist. I really had no response to this. And I hate when that happens cause I feel I have let God down by not refuting properly.
A. Your step dad is just looking for an excuse to avoid making a decision. Quote 1 John 5:19 to him. “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.” The children in Africa are not God’s fault, their Satan’s. And because we don’t do anything about it they’re also ours. And then ask Him how children in Africa have anything to do with whether he burns in hell forever or not. Does he think that by refusing to be saved, he’s somehow helping them, or hurting God?