James Kallas quote

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‘We see polio or crippling and we piously shake our heads and cluck all the trite absurdities of a non-thinking people by saying “it is the will of God…hard to understand…providence writes a long sentence, we have to wait to get to heaven to read the answer.”…Jesus looked at this and in crystal clear terms called it the work of the devil, and not the will of God.’ Kallas, Synoptic Miracles, p.63

Quoted in Boyd, God at War p.183; Boyd also says himself on p.182 ‘Jesus never once appealed to a mysterious divine will to explain why a person was sick, maimed or deceased, as many Christians today are inclined to do.’

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